Nowra Bridge project – Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services has started investigations to improve conditions on the Princes Highway over the Shoalhaven River in Nowra.

Nowra Bridge over the Shoalhaven River

Updates and announcements

During late 2014 Roads and Maritime Services spoke to the community about the future of the old Nowra Bridge.

Thank you to the 1800 people who spoke to us at our community information sessions and almost 700 people that completed the online survey. We have also received a number of mailed submissions.

We have now reviewed all this feedback and have produced a Nowra Bridge Project Consultation Summary (PDF, 967KB).

Project status

Planning is now underway for a new bridge that will improve conditions on the Princes Highway over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra. As well as a new bridge, the project will look at improving congestion at the intersections at Illaroo Road, Bolong Road and Bridge Road / Pleasant Way.

$1.6 million has already been invested by the NSW State Government with the Federal Government committing $10 million to complete planning.

In July 2014, the NSW Minister for Roads and Freight announced planning for the new bridge should focus on a location as close as possible to the west (upstream) of the existing concrete bridge. For more information please see the preferred location of the new Nowra bridge page.

Next steps

Now that a location has been finalised, Roads and Maritime will start work on concept designs for the bridge, and start investigations into the intersections at Bolong, Illaroo and Bridge roads.

Roads and Maritime is also considering what should happen to the old Nowra Bridge once the new bridge is built. No decision has been made and community input will be important part of this decision.

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