Nowra Bridge

Nowra Bridge project - Princes Highway upgrade

The Nowra Bridge project will provide a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway.

The $342 million project is jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Governments.

Major work started in mid 2020 and the project is expected to be complete by mid 2024.

Latest news

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Night work in March

Night work will be continuing across the project in March. This night work will take place on the Princes Highway, Scenic Drive, and Bolong, Illaroo and Bridge roads as well as in our casting yard and temporary rock platform.

Work will take place from Monday 1 March to Wednesday 31 March, weather permitting. Our night work will occur Sunday to Thursday between 6pm and 7am.

A summary of night work activities in March and a map of the work areas can be viewed on the February 2021 resident notification (PDF, 486Kb).

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Northbound bridge footpath closure at night

The northbound bridge footpath will be closed at night from Sunday 21 February for up to four weeks, weather permitting. This closure is required for the safety of workers and path users while we relocate utility services and excavate material at night. This night work will occur Sunday to Thursday between 6pm and 7am.

The stairs and underpass on the southern foreshore will also be closed during some of this work. Path users will be detoured onto the southbound bridge footpath using the Illaroo Road and Bridge Road signalised crossings on the Princes Highway.

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Temporary footpath and underpass closure

The footpath and pedestrian underpass between Harry Sawkins Park and Campbell Place will be temporarily closed from Monday 8 February to Friday 12 February between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting.

Pedestrians will be detoured via the Moss Street and Princes Highway signalised crossing. The Nowra Skate Park will remain open during this work.

JAN 2021

JAN 2021Australia Day shutdown and February night work

The site will be shut down for the Australia Day public holiday on Tuesday 26 January.

Night work will continue to take place across the project from in February from Monday 1 February to Sunday 28 February, weather permitting. Our night work will occur Sunday to Thursday between 6pm and 7am.

A summary of night work activities during February and a map of the work areas can be viewed on the latest resident notification (PDF, 427Kb).

JAN 2021

JAN 2021Traffic changes on the Princes Highway

All highway traffic between Bolong Road and Illaroo Road will shift east from Thursday 21 January, weather permitting. This is the final section of highway to be shifted and will allow us to create a safe work area to the west where we can begin widening the highway and the bridge over Bomaderry Creek.

There will still be two northbound and southbound lanes along the highway, and the storage lengths available for the right turn lanes into both Illaroo and Bolong roads will be maintained.

As part of this work we will be asphalting, line marking and installing temporary traffic barriers prior to the changes being implemented. Some of these activities may be carried out at night for the safety of workers and motorists and to avoid extended traffic delays during the day.

JAN 2021

JAN 2021January night work and path closures

The Nowra Bridge project team are back on site for 2021 from Monday 4 January 2021. Night work will resume from Sunday 10 January to Sunday 31 January, weather permitting and will occur Sunday to Thursday from 6pm to 7am. A summary of night work activities in detailed in the February resident notification (PDF, 429Kb).

The footpath and underpass between Harry Sawkins Park and Campbell Place will be temporarily closed at night from Sunday 10 January 2021 to Tuesday 12 January 2021 between 6pm and 7am, weather permitting. This closure is required to safely install drainage and clear vegetation in this area. Pedestrians will be detoured via the Moss Street and Princes Highway signalised crossing.

DEC 2020

DEC 2020Traffic changes on the Princes Highway

All highway traffic between Bolong Road and Mattes Way will shift east from Thursday 10 December, weather permitting. As part of this work the acceleration lane for vehicles turning right out of Bolong Road will be removed and new traffic lights will be installed to stop northbound highway traffic. To find out more about why these lights are required, view our traffic change animation.

There will also be temporary lane closures on the Princes Highway between Bolong Road and Illaroo Road from 5pm Saturday 12 December - 11am Sunday 13 December, weather permitting. During this time the Princes Highway will be reduced to 4okm/h with one lane in each direction.

These changed traffic conditions will be in place while concrete is poured in the median of the Bomaderry Creek Bridge. The changes are required to allow the new concrete to gain strength and to reduce vehicle vibrations near the work. Please allow up to an additional 15 minutes travel time during this work.

For more information about these changes please view the resident notification (PDF, 495Kb).

Media releases

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3 December 2020

Major traffic changes on Princes Highway at Nowra

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3 December 2020

Nowra Bridge project powers Aboriginal engagement

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25 November 2020

Piling begins for new Nowra Bridge

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4 November 2020

Nowra Project helping to bridge the jobs gap

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September 2020

Traffic changes for bridge project

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July 2020

Nowra Bridge detailed design released

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June 2020

First sod turned on new Nowra Bridge

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March 2020

Early work under way for new Nowra Bridge

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February 2020

Contract awarded for new Nowra Bridge

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 331 713 (toll free)

Email: NowraBridgeProject@fultonhogan.com.au

Mail: Nowra Bridge Project, PO Box 477 Wollongong NSW 2520

Visit: Community display centre, 14 Moss Street Nowra NSW 2541

The community display centre is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm (excluding public holidays).

In our interactions with you at the display centre, we are following social distancing, hygiene, cleaning and record keeping guidelines from the NSW Government.

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