The NSW Government is funding this project as part of its $300 million Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program.
JUL 2020Princes Highway closure for steel arch bridge installation
Installation of the steel arch bridge will be from 10pm Saturday 8 August to 6am Sunday 9 August 2020 between Oak Road and The Kingsway, Kirrawee. Lane closures of the Princes Highway will begin at 10 pm on Saturday 8 August, with full closure of the Princes Highway at midnight. This is to ensure the work zone is safe for the community. During this time, detours will be in place (see map below).More information
Detours in place include: Sutherland bound traffic along the Princes Highway will be detoured onto Waratah Street, Bath Road, Monro Avenue, Oak Road and back on to Princes Highway or The Kingsway, Hotham Road, Durbar Avenue, Bath Road, Flora Street, Oak Road and back on to Princes Highway. City bound traffic will be diverted on the same route, but in the opposite direction. If the bridge lift is postponed due to poor weather, the work will be carried out on Saturday 15 August. This will involve the same working hours and road closures/detours.
For the installation for the span for the pedestrian bridge, work will be from 10pm Saturday 8 August to 5am Sunday 9 August 2020. Ongoing work hours will continue between July and November 2020. We will continue to work 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. Our night work hours will be between 8pm and 5am from Saturday to Thursday.
These traffic changes are to ensure the work zone is safe. Lane closures in place may affect travel times. For traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit Live Traffic NSW or download the Live Traffic NSW App.
For more information about the work, you can view or download the July 2020 community update (PDF, 155Kb).
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.
View or download frequently asked questions for this project.
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.
July 2020 project notification
Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge - Project update.
May 2020 project notification
Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge - Project update.
March 2019 project notification
Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge - Start of work.
June 2018 project notification
Kirrawee Pedestrian Bridge.
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