Burrill Lake crossing
Roads and Maritime Services has developed a preferred option for the future Burrill Lake crossing on the A1 Princes Highway at Burrill Lake.
Key features of the preferred option include:
- A 290 metre long bridge spanning the lake on a new alignment to the east of the existing bridge.
Roundabouts on either side of the crossing to connect the A1 Princes Highway to local roads.
- A pedestrian and cycle path on the new bridge, connecting to new paths on both sides and linking to the Ulladulla cycle path.
- Pedestrian paths underneath both ends of the new bridge. There would be a total of five locations where pedestrians can safely cross the highway.
- The new bridge and highway would be higher than the future 1 in 100 year flood level and reduce the impact of flooding.
- Complete removal of the existing causeway and bridge.
This option has been developed following a range of technical, economic and social investigations and community considerations.
A community update which outlines the preferred option in more detail is now available. For a hard copy of this update, please contact the project manager.
Roads and Maritime's preferred option, a new, higher bridge to the east of the existing crossing would:
- Improve the overall reliability of the Princes Highway on the south coast by reducing future maintenance issues.
- Provide a lake crossing and road approaches designed above the predicted 1 in 100 year flood level.
- Improve road safety by providing new intersections to modern safety standards connecting the Princes Highway to local roads.
- Provide improved pedestrian and cyclist access and safety.
Roads and Maritime considered options to maintain the existing bridge or to replace the bridge and causeway to the east or west.
Maintenance options meant the causeway and existing flooding problems on the highway would remain.
Options to the west of the existing highway and bridge were considered to have unacceptably high social impacts and costs, as they would have involved the direct removal of numerous homes and businesses on both sides of the crossing.