Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection
The intersection upgrade will improve safety for all transport customers, reduce congestion, improve access to local roads and growing tourist and residential areas, improve network resilience, support active and public transport users and support the growth of regional economies.
Dec 2022 - Early works now underway
Early work has started on the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade project. Early work involves demolition, property adjustments like fence and gate relocations, minor clearing and environmental works such as nest box installation.
The early works contract has been awarded to Insite Remediation Services. Around 20 jobs will be supported as part of the early works.
During the early work there will be some traffic impacts. Every effort will be made to minimise impacts.
The major works construction tender is currently open. We expect this contract to be awarded and major construction work to begin in 2023.
Apr 2022 - Early work on track to start late 2022
The Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway upgrade project environmental assessment has been approved. Early work is on track to start in late 2022.
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About this project
The Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection has the highest volume of vehicle movements on the highway between Nowra and the border with Victoria.
A safer and more reliable intersection will support pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport customers to travel safely.
The upgrade will:
- improve safety for all transport users
- reduce congestion
- improve resilience
- support pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users
- grow regional economies including tourism and freight
- Improve access to local roads
Following the Environmental assessment and community feedback on the Concept design, the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade project has been approved for construction. A Submissions Report which captures community feedback on the Concept design and the Environmental assessment is now available.
Early work is on track to start in late 2022, with transition to major construction in 2023. Work to upgrade the intersection will take about three years to complete, weather permitting.
The intersection upgrade will include:
- widening the road to a four-lane divided highway, with two lanes in each direction
- building an overpass bridge over Jervis Bay Road
- building two roundabouts at the existing road level to enable safer access and improve traffic flow
- building an access road to service properties located to the south-east of the intersection.
The Detailed design contract for the project has been awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd and the next stage of design work has started. This will include finalising the design of the project before construction begins.
Early work is on track to begin in late 2022 and transition to major construction in 2023.
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- June 2021 review of environmental factors including appendices A & B
Review of environmental factors.
Traffic and Transport Assessment
Appendix D Part One
Noise and vibration assessment
Appendix D Part Two
Noise and vibration assessment
Biodiversity assessment report
Preliminary Site Investigation
Flood and surface water assessment
Appendix I (PDF, 19.56 MB)
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report
Landscape character and visual impact assessment
Construction air quality impact assessment methodology and criteria
Frequently Asked Questions
For further information about this project, please contact:
Phone: 1800 570 562
Mail: Jervis Bay Road Intersection, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2500