Dignams Creek - Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Princes Highway at Dignams Creek, around 20kms south of Narooma.

The $45 million upgrade will improve road safety by widening the current highway for about 800 metres and building a new two kilometre section to current highway standards. It will also include new bridges over Dignams Creek and Dignams Creek Road.

The upgrade is expected to be completed by mid 2019, weather permitting.

View of the existing Princes Highway at Dignams Creek
View of the existing Princes Highway at Dignams Creek

Updates and announcements

Retaining wall works will be starting in February for the construction of the Dignams Creek Road bridge. Due to this work, the section of the existing Dignams Creek Road where construction is occurring will be narrowed for a period of 6 to 8 weeks.

The shoulders of Dignams Creek Road will be closed for a short distance in the works area where the new bridge is being built. Extra signage will be placed throughout the work site advising road users of the changed traffic conditions.

The speed limit on this section of Dignams Creek Road will be reduced to 40 km/hr. The narrowing of the road will still allow vehicles to pass in both directions. As driving conditions have changed please drive with extra caution.

For the safety of our workers and other road users, we ask that you continue to follow all speed restrictions, signage and traffic control as you pass through the worksite.

Motorists are still being diverted to a new temporary road on the northern end of the project. A reduced speed limit of 60km/h will be in place throughout the 800 metre temporary road and motorists are expected to use this route until mid 2018.

Photo gallery update

The 2017 photo gallery has now been updated with new construction images.

Work hours

Work will be carried out between 7am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. We will give advance notice of any further work required outside these hours, including night work.

Traffic changes

Retaining wall works will be starting in February for the construction of the Dignams Creek Road bridge. Due to this work, the section of the existing Dignams Creek Road will be narrowed for a period of 6 to 8 weeks.

The shoulders of Dignams Creek Road will be closed for a short distance in the works area where the new bridge is being built. The speed limit on this section of Dignams Creek Road will be reduced to 40 km/hr. The narrowing of the road will still allow vehicles to pass in both directions.

The temporary road at the northern end of the new highway section opened to motorists mid December and all traffic along the Princes Highway will be diverted to the temporary road until mid 2018. The temporary road will connect back to the highway just before Dignams Creek Bridge and has been built to allow for building activities in this area.

The speed limit on the Princes Highway will be reduced through the worksite at times. Stop/slow traffic control may be needed from time to time to keep the worksite safe. We will keep any delays to a minimum. A reduced speed limit of 60km/h will be in place throughout the 800 metre long temporary road.

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