Pestells Lane Overpass

Berry to Bomaderry - Princes Highway upgrade

Transport for NSW is upgrading the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry. The $450 million project will improve safety, increase road capacity, improve traffic flow and deliver better and more reliable journeys on this section of the highway. When completed, it will be the final piece of more than 30 kilometres of highway upgraded between Gerringong and Bomaderry since work started in 2012.

Latest news

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Project update

For the latest project information please view or download the August project update.

The August update contains important information about upcoming traffic changes as we move motorists onto new sections of the highway from September.

APR 2020

APR 2020Extended work hours from 2 May

The NSW Government has announced that construction sites can now operate on weekends and public holidays under new rules introduced to support the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. These extended hours allow the industry to facilitate social distancing on construction sites, while minimising the potential for lost productivity during the pandemic.

From Saturday 2 May, the new construction hours for the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade will be:

  • Monday to Saturday from 7am to 6pm (Saturday’s were previously 8am to 1pm)

This change is permitted under the Environmental Planning and Assessment (COVID-19 Development-Infrastructure Construction Work Days) Order 2020.

See the full details of this change in our project notification (PDF, 165Kb).

FEB 2020

FEB 2020Project update

For the latest project information please view or download the February project update (PDF, 781kb).

FEB 2020

FEB 2020Traffic changes on Bomaderry straight

Motorists are now travelling on new northbound lanes between Cambewarra Road roundabout and south of Abernethys Lane. This is the fifth major traffic switch of the project and will allow work to start on upgrading the old section of highway at this location.

DEC 2019

DEC 2019New section of upgrade opens to traffic

Motorists are now driving on a new section of the Princes Highway between Mullers Lane and O'Keeffes Lane at Jaspers Brush. This is the fourth major traffic switch for the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade and includes the new Flying Fox Creek bridge, the second bridge to be opened to traffic as part of this project.

With both north and southbound motorists now on the new section of road, work will be able to start on upgrading the existing highway and improving the Croziers Road intersection.

You can find the latest project photos in the project's photo and video gallery.

DEC 2019

DEC 2019Australian weathering steel bridge girders now in place

The first Australian weathering steel bridge girders are now in place on the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade. The 100 metre long and approximately 109 tonne girders are made from local Australian weathering steel which can last for 100 years and requires very little maintenance.

The girders will form an overpass of the Princes Highway, connecting Meroo Road and Pestells Lane.

Watch our video to find out more about the girders.

OCT 2019

OCT 2019Introduction of no right turns at some intersections

No right turn signs will be rolled out at a number of intersections along the project, where no dedicated right hand turn lane exists.

From 1 November 2019, right turns will no longer be permitted from the Princes Highway into O’Keeffes Lane, Abernethys Lane and Jaspers Brush Road. The restrictions will also be introduced in the coming months at Turners Lane and Morschels/Devitts Lanes.

To see how these changes may affect your journey, view our handy video.

SEP 2019

SEP 2019Project update

For the latest project information please view or download the September 2019 project update (PDF, 1.11Mb).

First section of final alignment now open to traffic

Traffic is now flowing on the brand new southbound lanes between Strongs Road and Wileys Creek. This is a big milestone for the project, as it is the first section of the final road alignment to become operational.

With traffic now moved onto this new section, it will allow work to begin on the new northbound lanes where the old road alignment is located.

Project information

Major work started in September 2018. The NSW Government has engaged Downer Seymour Whyte Joint Venture (DSWJV) to build the upgrade.

Work on the upgrade will typically occur between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays and weather permitting. The local community will be informed in advance if night work is required.

For the safety of workers, the speed limit between Mullers Lane, Berry and Cambewarra Road, Bomaderry has been reduced to 80km/h and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h may apply during roadwork. There will be temporary stopping of highway traffic for up to two minutes as required while work is progressing.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow for extra travel time, keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic control and road signs.

Work is scheduled for completion in 2022.

The project will:

  • increase road capacity
  • improve traffic flow
  • deliver better and more reliable journeys
  • increase overtaking opportunities
  • improve safety
  • plan for future growth

 

Contact us

For further information about the development of this project please contact:

Email: BerrytoBomaderryUpgrade@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Berry to Bomaderry upgrade, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2520

For issues, enquiries or feedback during construction please contact:

Phone: 1800 506 976

Email: BerrytoBomaderryUpgrade@DSWJV.com.au

Post: Berry to Bomaderry upgrade, PO Box 309 Berry NSW 2535

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