Shovels hit the ground for early work for new Jervis Bay Road Intersection
Early work has officially started on the next stage of the Princes Highway upgrade of the Jervis Bay Road Intersection, with the first sod turned on the project at Falls Creek.
The Jervis Bay Road Intersection will be replaced with a grade-separated interchange. This will include an overpass bridge and roundabouts on either side following feedback from the community and extensive investigation work.
Early work for the project will include demolition, fence and gate relocations on properties, minor clearing and environmental work such as nest box installations.
There may be minor traffic impacts in the new year after the holiday period. The community will be kept informed with plenty of notice before any traffic changes are put in place.
Major work is on track to begin in 2023 and is expected to take up to four years to complete, weather permitting.
For more information on the Jervis Bay intersection upgrade visit nswroads.work/jervisbayroad.
Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:
“The Australian Government is committed to delivering a safer, more efficient continuous Princes Highway journey with the upgrade of the Jervis Bay Road Intersection.
"The Australian Government has committed $100 million for the intersection upgrade. The NSW Government will fund the remaining amount required to deliver the project."
Quotes attributable to NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway:
“Since 2011, $5.15 billion has been committed to upgrading the Princes Highway from Albion Park to the Victorian border, transforming travel along the South Coast, helping local businesses, our economy and most of all families.
“The completion of the Albion Park Bypass, the Gerringong Bypass and most recently, the duplication between Berry to Bomaderry has highlighted the positive impact these upgrades are having on the daily lives of families and businesses on the South Coast.
“Building better, safer and stronger roads is one way the NSW Government is securing a brighter future for regional NSW.”
Quotes attributable to the Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips:
“Our community knows how desperately this overpass is needed. Upgrading this intersection will boost tourism and freight, support our local businesses and farmers, and improve the lives of local people.
“Not only this, but the overpass will significantly improve the safety and useability of the Princes Highway for everyone. I have been delighted to work with the local community to secure this upgrade and look forward to seeing this critical project completed.”
Quotes attributable to the NSW Parliamentary Secretary and State Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock:
“We’re moving ahead with the new intersection, which will improve road safety for all motorists and support the region as it continues to grow.
“This is great news for our region and will ensure a better connection for the communities along the south coast of NSW.”