Upgrades to the Jervis Bay Road intersection on the Princes Highway are ramping up with Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd brought on to undertake the next stage of design.
Senator Jim Molan AO DSC said the Federal and NSW Liberal and Nationals Governments were working closely to invest more than $1.5 billion in new upgrades along the Princes Highway to bust congestion and get motorists to their destinations sooner and safer between Nowra and the Victorian border.
“With the upgrades to the Jervis Bay Road intersection moving to the design and environmental assessment stage, locals, tourists and transport operators are closer than ever to seeing a better, more resilient transport network that will transform journeys along the South Coast,” Senator Molan said.
“These priority projects will be a major boost not only to road users but to the local economy, which is why we went out for community consultation to deliver the right project, the first time.
“We know how important these projects are to the entire region, which is why we are continuing to back these critical infrastructure projects for the State.”
State Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said that feedback from the community had showed that 62 per cent of respondents prioritised safety when it came to upgrading the intersection.
“A safer and more reliable intersection is our priority for the Jervis Bay and Princes Highway intersection,” Mrs Hancock said.
“It is obvious that the community share the same sentiment and we will consider their feedback along with further traffic modelling and field studies to identify a preferred option.”
State Member for Kiama Gareth Ward welcomed the appointment of Arcadis to move towards the concept design and to carry out the environmental assessment.
“We know how important the upgrade of this intersection is for the community to improve safety and prevent crashes, while at the same time easing congestion along this busy stretch of road,” Mr Ward said.
“We have heard the views of the community and are now working towards a preferred option which we hope to present to the community by the end of the year.”
Four other Princes Highway upgrade projects have also progressed to the next planning phase with design contracts recently awarded for:
- Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet upgrade – Cardno (NSW/ACT) Pty Ltd;
- Milton Ulladulla bypass – Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd;
- Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay upgrade – AECOM Australia Pty Ltd; and
- Moruya bypass – Arup Australia Pty Ltd.
For more information on the Jervis Bay Road Intersection and to view the consultation report visit: nswroad.work/jervisbayroadintersection