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Princes Highway transformation powers ahead

The transformation of the Princes Highway is progressing, with the Milton Ulladulla bypass taking another step forward with the location of the northern and central connections now confirmed.

The $940 million joint funded project is expected to ensure a smoother journey for freight operators travelling through the region.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said $5.1 billion has been committed to the Princes Highway since 2011 to transform and improve freight, local and tourist travel.

“We’re currently building the new Nowra Bridge which will provide a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway – and next will be the Milton Ulladulla Bypass,” he said.

“This is all part of the NSW Government’s plan to make the Princes Highway safer and more efficient.

“We have already opened the Albion Park Bypass, the Gerringong Bypass, the Foxground Berry Bypass and by the end of the year the Berry to Bomaderry 10.5-kilometre duplication will be fully completed.”

Parliamentary Secretary and Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock, said stage one of the $500 million joint funded Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Road Princes Highway upgrade has progressed.

A major intersection has been announced for Hawken Road, which will feature a grade-separated overpass to allow traffic access to the highway in both directions and improve connectivity to the surrounding local villages.

“Along with the duplication of the six-kilometre stretch of the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road, the new intersection will provide safer journeys and better support local traffic, tourism, and freight movements along this section of the highway,” she said.

“This upgraded section of highway will also connect with the new Jervis Bay Road intersection, which is on track for early work to start later this year.”

The community will be provided the opportunity to comment on the preferred option report by early 2023, similar to the community of Moruya which had its say on the three shortlisted corridors for the Moruya bypass.

In other news, the first package of works on the Port Hedland Road and Rail Safety improvement project is now complete.

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