Major construction works to begin for Princes Highway intersection in NSW

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The start of major work on the second project for the Princes Highway in NSW will create 110 construction jobs.

A significant milestone for the New South Wales south coast road corridor will soon be reached as major construction begins in coming weeks on the Jervis Bay Road Intersection Project at the Princes Highway intersection with Jervis Bay Road at Falls Creek.

The Australian Government has committed $100 million toward the project, with the remaining $64 million to be provided by the NSW Government.

The project is being delivered as part of a $2.55 billion program of jointly funded investments in the Princes Highway including Milton Ulladulla Bypass corridor.

This project is the second within the corridor to reach construction following the new Nowra Bridge project.

This project will deliver a grade-separated flyover-style intersection, providing an overpass across the Princes Highway, with a roundabout on each side of Jervis Bay Road to deliver safer and smoother connections.

“This marks the start of major work on the second project for the Princes Highway corridor, which is a total joint investment of $2.55 billion in the south coast,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“The Australian Government’s commitment to jointly fund this upgrade with the NSW Government ensures that the south coast region can benefit from safer roads for locals, tourists and freight industries,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

When complete, this upgrade will include expanding the Princes Highway to two lanes in each direction on the approaches to the intersection, longer entry and exit lanes, and free-flowing access to the highway when travelling north and south.

“This work will help locals and tourists get to places like Huskisson, Vincentia and Jervis Bay faster and safer,” says Premier of New South Wales Chris Minns.

“The Jervis Bay and South Coast communities deserve this important upgrade and we’re proud to be delivering it for them. I want to pay credit to those who have fought for this vital upgrade, including the Vincentia Matters group. This milestone reflects all your hard work and advocacy,” says Premier of New South Wales Chris Minns.

“Residents and motorists on the south coast will benefit for years to come from this work funded by the NSW and Australian Governments,” says Premier of New South Wales Chris Minns.

The intersection has the highest volume of vehicle movements on the Princes Highway between Nowra and the Victorian border. It has been the location of 15 crashes over the past five years, resulting in six serious injuries.

“The start of major work on this project will be welcome news for all motorists on the NSW south coast, especially those who have campaigned for safety and efficiency upgrades at this intersection,” says Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Kristy McBain.

“The Australian Government is committed to investing in major infrastructure projects like the Princes Highway and this work will streamline access points to popular residential and tourist locations on the south coast,” says Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Kristy McBain.

The upgrade will deliver around 110 jobs during construction, followed by safety and efficiency benefits for the community, when complete.

“The commencement of these works is such an exciting milestone for this vital project. I join with the entire community of the South Coast in looking forward to this work progressing and the benefits it brings and I thank Vincentia Matters for their advocacy to make this happen,” says NSW Member for South Coast Liza Butler.

“This work is long overdue and with the highest volume of vehicle movements on the Princes Highway between Nowra and the Victorian border, it is vital to local people, businesses, tourists and freight operators,” says NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison.

“It is great to see the Australian and NSW Labor Government’s breaking ground on this transformative project that will improve safety for our communities,” says NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison.

“The NSW Government is committed to working with the community and transport industries to deliver this project and we thank everyone for their advocacy and input into the plans for this incredible project,” says NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison.

The construction schedule has been refined to reduce the impacts of out of hours work on residents.

The project will be delivered by contractor SRG Global Civil Pty Ltd and is expected to take up to four years to complete, weather permitting.

Find out more about the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection project.

Source: © NSW Government 2024

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