The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program.
MAY 2020Work restarts
Work to build the bridge across the Princes Highway, near the intersection of Bath Road, will restart in May 2020 and be completed by the end of the year.
The works have been on hold since December 2019 due to an Ausgrid ‘Pause on Live Works’. This Pause has now been lifted, allowing the works to resume in May 2020.More information
The works will include the relocation of overhead wires, construction of concrete lift shafts and off-site fabrication of the steel arch bridge.
Between May and July 2020 we will be working six days a week, weather permitting.
Our day work hours will be between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 5pm on Saturday.
We will be on site for up to 10 night shifts during this time. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Saturday to Thursday.
There will be temporary traffic changes during our work hours to ensure the work zone is safe. Lane closures may be in place and may affect travel times. For traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.
For more information about the work, you can view or download the May 2020 community update (PDF, 492Kb).
The Kirrawee pedestrian bridge will link local schools, services, commercial and residential zones across a main road which carries around 78,000 vehicles a day, and will improve accessibility for local residents, cyclists and members of the community with limited mobility.
The Princes Highway provides a primary traffic connection between Sydney and Wollongong and provides a link for pedestrian movements between the residential areas to the south and the commercial/industrial district to the north of the highway.
Roads and Maritime is delivering a pedestrian bridge program sponsored by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW). The program is focused on the role of pedestrian bridges and aims to close missing links in the walking network to improve pedestrian connectivity in Sydney.
The proposed project also aligns with TfNSW Sydney’s Walking Future and TfNSW Sydney’s Cycling Future (2013) initiatives that sets out a strategy to encourage more people to walk and cycle in Sydney by making it safe and accessible.
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The location at Bath Road was selected following the detailed Gateway to the South business case, an independent feasibility study and two independent reviews. The chosen site outperformed a number of nearby locations when assessed against multiple criteria including the distance from existing crossings, land acquisition requirements and environment and heritage sensitivity.
The surrounding land includes low density and commercial development on both sides of the highway. Kirrawee railway station forms a major public transport node nearby, serviced by the Sutherland Cronulla rail line which runs south of the site. Nearby pedestrian crossings of the Princes Highway are located at traffic signals at Oak Road, and Waratah Street.
Roads and Maritime sought feedback in June and July from local residents and key stakeholders on the Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Bath Road. A community consultation report summarising the comments and responses was released in September 2018, including a project update that was distributed to residents.
After considering all responses, along with the project’s aims and design requirements, we have decided to go ahead with the original Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge proposal.
We received feedback from 130 people, with 77 people in favour of the bridge proposal, 18 people against the proposal and 35 people that didn’t state a preference. 110 people provided feedback through the online portal, with 69 percent in favour of the Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge.
Concerns raised in the feedback included the location at Bath Road, line of site and visibility impacts for pedestrians and motorists, pedestrian safety on Bath Road, clearance for heavy vehicles, and tree removal.
September 2018 project update
Building communities with Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge.
If you have any questions about the Kirrawee pedestrian bridge, please contact our delivery partner, Christie Civil via:
Phone: 1800 923 330