Shovels hit the ground for further Princes Highway upgrades

Early work has now 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.

“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,” said Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips.

“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.”

Early work for the project will include demolition, fence and gate relocations on properties, minor clearing and environmental work such as nest box installations.

NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway explained, “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.

“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.”

There may be minor traffic impacts in the new year after the holiday period.

Major work is on track to begin in 2023 and is expected to take up to four years to complete, weather permitting.

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