Contract awarded for $450M Princes Highway upgrade

The Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway $450 million upgrade contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Downer and Seymour Whyte.

NSW Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said work on the 10.5 kilometres project can start mid this year. The Berry to Broadmerry Princes Highway $450 million upgrade contract has been awarded to a joint venture between Downer and Seymour Whyte.

“It will improve journeys for locals, tourists and also freight operators by providing four lanes of new divided road between Mullers Lane at Berry and Cambewarra Road at Bomaderry,” Mr Ward said.

“Once the upgrade between Berry and Bomaderry is completed, the Princes Highway will be two lanes in both directions between Waterfall and Jervis Bay Road, south of Nowra.

“The project is expected to be completed by late 2022 weather permitting, and will continue on from the highway upgrades to the north between Gerringong and Berry.”

Mr Ward said the NSW Government has invested $19 million into the project and aims to improve traffic flow to provide safer and more reliable journeys.

“This highway upgrade will continue on from the highway upgrades to the north between Gerringong and Berry.”

“Pedestrian safety will also be improved at various locations along the upgraded highway including the Jaspers Brush and Strongs Road overpass.”

“The Princes Highway is a key South Coast route and it’s amazing to think once this project between Berry and Bomaderry is completed, more than 30 kilometres of road will have been upgraded since 2012,” said Mr Ward.

Mr Ward said early work on the upgrade began in March this year, and is expected to be completed in coming months, weather permitting.

More information about the project can be found here.


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