Completion of roundabout on Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road, Burrawang.

Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road, near Burrawang

The NSW Government is improving safety for road users by installing a roundabout at Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road, near Burrawang.

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AUG 2019

AUG 2019Illawarra Highway Sheepwash Road completion

Essential safety improvement work to help reduce the incidence of crashes along the Illawarra Highway at Burrawang is now complete.

The $2.4 million project started in January 2019 and was funded by the NSW Government to help reduce the risk and severity of road crashes and improve driver awareness.

A roundabout was installed at the intersection of the Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road as well as other safety improvements including road widening, new signage and line marking, the installation of median, centre and traffic islands, landscaping and upgrades to street lighting.

These upgrades were essential for this intersection which previously had a poor crash history.

We thank motorists and the community for their patience while this important safety upgrade work was carried out.

For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit Livetraffic.com for up to date information.

Night work Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road
The roundabout at the intersection at Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road, near Burrawang in progress.

Project information

Roads and Maritime Services investigated safety improvements at this intersection due to the high number of crashes.

The intersection is used by about 5000 vehicles each day (about 10 per cent heavy vehicles).
A roundabout was determined to be the best solution at this location as it will improve safety for road users at the intersection while maintaining traffic flow.

The installation of the roundabout involves resurfacing the road and construction of the roundabout, including line marking, signage and street lighting.

The improvements at this location include:

  • road widening
  • new line marking and signage
  • installation of medians, centre island and traffic islands
  • landscaping
  • removal and adjustment of existing street lighting
  • installation of a roundabout

The new roundabout will:

  • reduce the risk for road crashes
  • minimise the severity of road crashes
  • improve driver awareness
Design image of roundabout
The design image of the new roundabout at Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road, near Burrawang

Contact us

For more information, please contact the project team:

Phone: 02 4222 3217

Email: southernprojects@rms.nsw.gov.au

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