Major work to kick off on Princes Highway corridor project

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.

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.

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

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

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said:

“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.

“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.”

Quotes attributable to the Premier of New South Wales Chris Minns:

“This work will help locals and tourists get to places like Huskisson, Vincentia and Jervis Bay faster and safer.

“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.

“Residents and motorists on the south coast will benefit for years to come from this work funded by the NSW and Australian Governments.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Kristy McBain:

“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.

“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.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison:

“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.

“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.

“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.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips:

“As the key gateway to beautiful Jervis Bay, local people know how dangerous and inappropriate this intersection is for the volume of traffic that passes through it. I have fought alongside the community for years to ensure this important road receives the upgrade it deserves.

“I am absolutely delighted to see that hard work pay off with major construction of our hard-won flyover about to start – this is a relief for locals and tourists alike and I look forward to seeing it complete.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for South Coast Liza Butler:

“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.

“This intersection is the busiest between Nowra and the Victorian border and this upgrade will make it safer for locals, visitors and all who are passing through.”