Transport for NSW is delivering safer and more reliable journeys on the South Coast by progressing the upgrade of the Princes Highway upgrade between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Roads.
DEC 2020Thanks for having your say
Thank you everyone who had their say on the preferred strategic corridor option. The consultation period has now closed.
We will consider community and stakeholder feedback as we further develop and refine the design and prepare a preferred option. An environmental assessment will then be completed to explain the potential impacts of the project and provide more detail on the proposed features of the intersection upgrade. We will continue to keep the community updated with more timeframes as the project progresses.
NOV 2020Preferred strategic corridor option
Transport is planning to upgrade a 20 kilometre length of the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Road.More information
The upgrade would improve safety and efficiency on this section of the highway.
The proposed corridor of the Princes Highway will address the poor crash history in the area and improve efficiency while providing connectivity for homes and businesses. The preferred strategic corridor would:
- Connect with the proposed design for the Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade
- Improve safety and traffic efficiency by planning for an upgraded highway alignment to include two lanes in both directions
- Improve safety, performance and accessibility to key intersections, better connecting communities off the highway
- Improve accessibility in and around Wandandian and Bewong and improve efficiency
- Reduce congestion on the highway by bypassing east of Wandandian.
For more information on how the preferred option was selected, read the preferred strategic corridor option report (PDF, 5.94Mb) and our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 438Kb).
Engaging nearby properties
Immediately following the announcement of the preferred strategic corridor option on 25 November, members of the project team began door knocking all potentially affected properties within the 20 kilometre length of the corridor. This was to inform them of the consultation period and that field investigations may be required to prepare the concept design and environmental assessment. The features and alignment of the highway upgrade design have not been confirmed and property impacts are not known. More information will be shared with property owners once impacts are confirmed throughout development of the project. All feedback from the consultation period by nearby properties will be considered during the development of the concept design and environmental assessment.
Since 2011 the Australian and NSW Governments have invested $2.5 billion in upgrading the Princes Highway. This has transformed and better connected communities, employed thousands of local workers, improved safety, eased traffic congestion, and grown regional economies. The Australian and NSW Governments have now committed a further $1.5 billion to upgrade the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road at Falls Creek and the Victorian border.
Cardno (NSW/ACT) Pty Ltd were recently appointed for the investigation and planning phase of the project, which will include reviewing existing data, carrying out additional studies and commencing strategic design work. A range of strategic options will be identified before finalising a preferred option which will be available for community display and feedback.
The Princes Highway and Island Point Road intersection upgrade project is underway. Details on this project can be found on the project webpage.
A proposed upgrade on the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Road would help transform communities, create better and more mobile regional centres, deliver a more resilient transport network, improve safety, ease traffic congestion and grow regional economies.
The upgrade would address the 126 crashes including 5 fatal crashes and 42 serious injury crashes on this section of highway in the five years from 2014 to 2018.
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