Princes Highway

Princes Highway upgrade program

We’re moving forward with plans to build a safer Princes Highway.

Communities were invited to help shape the future of transport throughout the South Coast by having their say on plans for the Milton Ulladulla bypass, Moruya bypass and Jervis Bay Road intersection. Consultation closed on 13 April 2020.

Strategic plan underway

In April 2020, ARUP were appointed to deliver the strategic business case for projects from south of Nowra to the Victorian border.

The business case will determine the strategic priorities for the next stage of the Princes Highway upgrade as we work to deliver safer, more reliable journeys.

The business case is expected to be complete by the end of the year

Latest news

MAR 2020

MAR 2020Progress update

View the Princes Highway Progress Update to read about what work we've already achieved to deliver a safer and more reliable highway network, what we're working on and what we've planned. View or download the progress update (PDF, 2.78Mb).

Project information

Since 2011, $2.5 billion in highway upgrades has delivered a safer Princes Highway. A further $960 million has been committed to improve the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Moruya to create more mobile and better connected regional centres for locals, visitors and freight.

  • Improving safety for local communities, visitors and freight who all share the road
  • Easing traffic congestion
  • Better connecting communities through improved local access
  • Transforming the South Coast of NSW and catering to its growth
  • Better connecting communities through improved local access
  • Easing traffic congestion
  • Creating more reliable journeys
  • Enabling more efficient movement of freight
  • Growing regional economies through improved access to regional centres
  • Improve the atmosphere of regional town centres for the benefit of locals, pedestrians and businesses.

Stories from the Princes Highway

Projects

Projects in construction

Roads and Maritime Services is building an extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail. The NSW Government is funding the $630 million project. The bypass would complete the 'missing link' for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.

For more information, see the Albion Park Rail bypass project.

Roads and Maritime Services 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.

For more information, see the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade project.

The $274 million project will build better connections in and around Batemans Bay for motorists, freight, river users, pedestrians and cyclists. Major work started in early 2019 and is planned to be complete in early 2023.

For more information, see the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

Projects in planning

Roads and Maritime Services is planning for a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway. The project would improve traffic flow and ease congestion on a major section of the Princes Highway and deliver faster and more reliable journeys within the Nowra-Bomaderry area.

The NSW and Australian Governments have each committed $155 million to the project.

For more information, see the Nowra Bridge project.

 

Planning for a Milton Ulladulla bypass is underway.

A bypass would deliver safer and more reliable journeys between South Coast communities and ease congestion especially during peak holiday periods by removing the need for vehicles to pass through 20 separate intersections.

It will improve road safety after nearly 100 crashes were recorded in the existing highway corridor through Milton and Ulladulla in a five-year period to 2017.

A bypass would improve the atmosphere of Milton and Ulladulla town centres for locals, pedestrians and businesses and enhance the appeal of the area to tourists.

Planning for Moruya bypass is underway.

A Moruya bypass would deliver safer and more reliable journeys between South Coast communities for locals, visitors and freight operator and ease congestion especially during peak holiday periods.

A bypass would improve the atmosphere of the Moruya town centre for locals, pedestrians and businesses and enhance the appeal of the area to tourists and improve safety for vulnerable road users by taking heavy vehicles off the main street.

We're planning a major safety upgrade at the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection, as part of the Princes Highway upgrade.

The intersection has the highest volume of vehicles movements on the highway between Nowra and the Victorian border and has been the location of 26 crashes in the past 10 years, resulting in 28 serious injuries.

A safer and more reliable intersection is our priority.

For more information, see the Princes Highway and Jervis Bay Road improvements project.

Projects completed

Roads and Maritime Services officially opened the Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong in August 2015. The upgrade provides 7.5 kilometres of upgraded highway between Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road and includes two new interchanges with access to Gerringong and Gerroa.

For more information, see the Gerringong upgrade project.

The Foxground and Berry bypass opened in November 2017. The bypass includes  a four-lane divided highway (two lanes in each direction) with median separation for 12.5 kilometres of the Princes Highway between Toolijooa Road and just south of Andersons Lane. The upgrade also includes a bypass of the existing winding highway at Foxground and a bypass of Berry with access ramps at the north and south of the town.

For more information, see the Foxground and Berry Bypass project.

Roads and Maritime Services has completed the upgrade to the Princes Highway at Termeil Creek The project involved building a new wider bridge over Termeil Creek and realignment of approximately 1.6 kilometres of the Princes Highway to improve the curves north of the bridge. Construction was completed in mid 2016.

Roads and Maritime Services has completed the new Burrill Lake Bridge on the Princes Highway, just south of Ulladulla. Construction of this $58 million project was complete in March 2018.

For more information, see the Burrill Lake Bridge project.

Project documents

Media releases

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15 April 2020

Strategic plan for Princes Highway upgrade moves forward

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2 April 2020

Meet the Princes Highway upgrade team for a Q&A session on Facebook live

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17 March 2020

Shaping the future of the Princes Highway

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