The Berry to Bomaderry upgrade will provide a four-lane divided highway (two lanes in each direction) with median separation for around 10.6 kilometres on the Princes Highway between Mullers Lane, Berry and Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry.
Berry to Bomaderry upgrade map – upgrade divided into three projects.
In March 2006 Roads and Maritime Services announced, through a series of community workshops and information days, a proposal to upgrade the Princes Highway between Gerringong and Bomaderry to a four lane highway with median separation.
In November 2007 Roads and Maritime displayed the route options and in June 2009, announced a preferred option for the upgrade of the Princes Highway between Gerringong and Bomaderry. Roads and Maritime is now carrying out the planning and construction of these projects separately:
The Berry to Bomaderry upgrade will include the following key features:
- A 100km/h speed limit north of Abernethys Lane
- An overpass at Pestells Lane and Meroo Road
- An underpass at Devitts Lane and Morschels Lane for local road access
- An overpass at Strongs Road and Jaspers Brush Road for local road access
- Protected right turn bays to northbound and southbound u-turn bays
- A heavy vehicle inspection bay near Jaspers Brush
- A total of eight bridges over waterways
- Fauna friendly features in the bridge designs at Flying Fox Creek, Jaspers Brush Creek and Wileys Creek
- A widened Flying Fox Creek bridge to allow for a vehicle access track under the bridge and away from the creek's edge to reduce environmental impacts
- One metre wide footpaths and two metre wide road shoulders at Jaspers Brush / Strongs Road overpass, Morschels Lane / Devitts Lane underpass and Pestells Lane / Meroo Road half-interchange
- Increased road shoulder widths to three metres, where possible, with vehicle breakdown bays at regular intervals
- Left-in / left-out direct property access to the upgraded highway
- A cutting at Strongs Road, Jaspers Brush, around 300 metres long and up to 10 metres deep, in addition to various smaller cuttings along the proposal
- Modifications to local roads, including Strongs Road, Jaspers Brush Road, Morschels Lane, Devitts Lane, Pestells Lane and Abernethys Lane
- Modifications to the highway geometry in the vicinity of Tandingulla Creek Bridge to reduce noise and visual impacts
- Relocation and upgrade of existing bus stops at Mullers Lane, Croziers Road, Strongs Road, Morschels Lane, Lamonds Lane and Boxsells Lane
- Drainage and flood mitigation structures.
- Will complete a minimum four-lane divided route between Sydney and Jervis Bay Road, south of Nowra
- Improving safety for all road users and local residents accessing the Princes Highway between Mullers Lane, Berry and Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry
- Improving traffic efficiency for road users on the NSW South Coast
- Supporting regional and local economic development
- Improving safety by providing a median and barriers to separate opposing traffic flows and by providing wider road shoulders.
Project and announced route map
View the project map (GIF, 54Kb).
View the announced route (GIF, 61Kb).
Community engagement is an essential component of the Berry to Bomaderry, Princes Highway upgrade.
Community and stakeholder engagement started in March 2006 and has included public displays, meetings with residents and relevant stakeholders, participation in value management workshops, distribution of community updates, letters to householders, emails to registered stakeholders and telephone calls to property owners.
A preliminary concept design for the proposed Berry to Bomaderry highway upgrade was displayed in April 2012 followed by a series of community focus group meetings in May and June 2012 held in Berry and Nowra. During these sessions Roads and Maritime worked with the local community to improve the concept design and progress the planning for the Berry to Bomaderry highway upgrade.
A revised concept design was made available to the community in the March 2013 community update.
This update outlined the changes made to the design as a result of community consultation, design reviews and environmental studies.
The concept design and review of environmental factors (REF) for the project were placed on public display from 1 November to 29 November 2013, with the community asked to provide comment through the formal REF submissions process.
Roads and Maritime carefully considered the feedback received and has determined the REF.
A submissions report (PDF, 2.96Mb) summarising the issues raised in response to the display and Roads and Maritime's responses to those issues has been published. This report can be viewed or downloaded from the project documents page.
Roads and Maritime produced an issues register summarising questions, comments and concerns raised by the community and stakeholders during the development of the concept design.
The register offers a record of concerns raised during community focus group sessions, meetings with affected stakeholders, from visitors to the project office in Berry, calls to the project information line and project email address. The register also details the reasoning behind decisions Roads and Maritime has made about the proposed concept design.