Batemans Bay Bridge replacement 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.

Aerial view from south - showing T wharf extension
Aerial view from south - showing T wharf extension

Updates and announcements

Out of hours work and changed traffic conditions planned from Monday 19 August, south of Batemans Bay Bridge

Out of hours work is required to complete a temporary section of Princes Highway south of Batemans Bay Bridge. Work will be carried out across two nights between 6pm and 7am on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August 2019, weather permitting. The temporary section of highway is planned to open on Wednesday 21 August. View or download the August 2019 letter to residents (PDF, 201kb) for more information.

Work planned between July and September 2019.

Work planned between July and September 2019 will include:

  • start of marine-based piling on the northern side of the river
  • arrival of the project's largest crane. This will be mounted on the barge and used to construct the bridge's piers
  • start building the concrete bridge segments at the pre-cast facility, south of Mogo
  • ongoing changes to traffic conditions on the Princes Highway and Kings Highway to safely carry out work
  • building a temporary stretch of road to move the Princes Highway slightly east of the existing bridge so work can start on building the bridge approaches at the existing highway

View the Community update - three month look ahead July to September 2019 (PDF, 844Kb) for more information on this work.

Recent work includes the start of land and marine-based piling, completion of utility relocations, the arrival of two 3000 tonne barges on Friday 11 July and Wednesday 14 August and start of manufacturing the concrete bridge segments at the pre-cast facility, south of Mogo.

Changes to your road journey

For the safety of workers and motorists, some traffic changes will be required. For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

  • The eastbound left lane on Kings Highway between the Bay Ridge Drive roundabout and the Princes Highway roundabout will be closed between 3 June and late 2019. Access to the Caltex Service station and pedestrian access along the Kings Highway between Bay Ridge Drive and the existing pedestrian network on the Princes Highway will be maintained at all times.
  • The northbound shoulder of Princes Highway between the existing Batemans Bay Bridge to just north of the intersection of the Princes and Kings highways also will be closed between 3 June and late 2019.
  • The northbound left lane on Princes Highway between Beach Road and Clyde Street will be closed as will the southbound left lane on the Princes Highway between Clyde and North streets between 3 June and late 2019.
  • Access to the Caltex Service station and pedestrian access along the Kings Highway between Bay Ridge Drive and the existing pedestrian network on the Princes Highway will be maintained at all times.
  • From Monday 1 April, northbound and southbound right-hand turning movements from the Princes Highway into Clyde Street and eastbound movements from Clyde Street across the Princes Highway will not be permitted.

Changes to river access, including marine exclusion zone

  • A marine exclusion zone is in place for the safety of workers and river users. View the Community Update – April 2019 for more information on these changes.
  • The project team require use of the Old Punt Road and Clyde Street boat ramps during stages of construction. To provide continuous river access for boat users, we are building a new temporary boat ramp at Korners Park on the northern foreshore of Batemans Bay.
  • The partially-built boat ramp at Korners Park in North Batemans Bay was badly damaged during storms on Tuesday 4 June.
  • Remediation work has commenced and the existing Clyde Street boat ramp will be kept open to the public until the situation is resolved.
  • Please view or download the boat ramp relocation diagram showing how we will be maintaining river access at all times or view the FAQ – boat ramp notification for more information.

Out of hours work

During some activities we will be required to work outside of standard hours to minimise disruptions during peak periods. We will inform the community before any out of hours works is required.

  • Out of hours work is required to complete a temporary section of Princes Highway across two nights between 6pm and 7am on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August 2019, weather permitting. The temporary section of highway is planned to open on Wednesday 21 August. View or download the August 2019 letter to residents for more information on these works.
  • Piling work on the northern and southern foreshores is being carried out and will be complete later this year. This may include out of hours work. View or download our May 2019 letter to residents that explains the piling schedule and informs nearby residents of possible out of hours work.  View the Piling FAQ document PDF, 326Kb) for more information on the piling process.
  • Out of hours work will be carried out at the pre-cast facility, south of Mogo. Work will occur from 5am to 7am and 6pm to 10pm between Monday and Friday and from 6am to 8am and 1pm to 3pm Saturday. View the July 2019 letter to residents – out of hours work south of Mogo for a break-down of planned activities and likely impacts during these hours.

Urban design and foreshore plans

We invited community feedback on the Urban Design and Landscaping Plan, including the foreshore designs, in June 2019. This feedback period has now closed all submissions will be considered for further design refinements.

Check out the online interactive map to see the foreshore designs or view the proposed plans for the northern and southern foreshores.

View the full Urban Design and Landscape report.

We worked closely with a foreshore advisory committee made up of community members and stakeholders groups that provided expertise and advice on the foreshore designs.

View the Committee’s summary report that explains how the committee influenced the design of the foreshore area.

Precast facility, south of Mogo

A temporary facility is being built about six kilometres south of Mogo. The facility will be used to build the 168 concrete box segments for the project.

Benefits of this location include keeping employment and training opportunities in the local area, minimising environmental impacts by using an existing quarry site and reducing heavy vehicle movements in the Batemans Bay town centre.

Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program

The project is currently exceeding state-wide employment targets, with almost 45 per cent of the workforce being locals and large numbers of under- represented groups also employed on the project.

As of July 2019, the project’s workforce consists of 14 per cent Aboriginal employees which is 10 per cent above the state target, 10 per cent under-25 which is two per cent above target, six per cent women in non-traditional pathways which is four per cent above target and five per cent long-term unemployed which is two per cent above target.

Detailed design

Please view or download the detailed design community update for more information on the upgraded design.

A summary of the community's feedback that helped shape the final design can be viewed in the Submissions Report.

Video - Batemans Bay Bridge detailed design


 


 


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