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The long-awaited Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade is now one step closer to reality, with the submissions report released today showing overwhelming support for the proposed designs.
The $125 million intersection upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments, with the Australian Government committing $100 million and the NSW Government committing the remaining $25 million.
Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the Australian Government was investing in the road infrastructure needed to support the South Coast’s growth into the future.
“The upgrade, including a flyover and roundabouts on either side, will make the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Princes Highway safer for all road users,” Senator Davey said.
“This will improve freight productivity, efficiency and network reliability, reduce congestion and support the economic growth of the region.
“We’re committed to delivering the road infrastructure that locals, tourists, businesses and freight operators need on the South Coast.
“We are also delivering the $500 million Australian and NSW Government jointly funded Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet – Stage 1 and the jointly funded $500 million Milton Ulladulla Bypass, which will improve safety, capacity and trip reliability on the highway.
“This takes the Australian and NSW Governments’ commitment to the Princes Highway Corridor in NSW to $1.125 billion.”
Transport for NSW received 146 submissions for the Jervis Bay Road Intersection project in its call for feedback on the concept design and environmental assessment throughout June and July 2021.
The community, businesses and stakeholders have shared their thoughts on the project and helped inform improvements to the design, which is now being progressed.
NSW Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said the feedback survey results show strong community support for the project.
“According to the survey results, 96 per cent of respondents strongly agree or agree the proposal will improve safety, 89 per cent strongly agree or agree it would improve resilience and 94 per cent strongly agree or agree it would improve efficiency,” Mrs Hancock said.
“The community offered some great insights that have helped the project team make additions and changes to the project to better serve the local community.”
Following consultation, Transport for NSW will also have more information on how to effectively manage traffic during work.
The detailed design contract has been awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd and detailed design work has started.
Transport for NSW has released a submissions report assessing and responding to all feedback on the concept design and environmental assessment. Visit www.nswroads.work/jervisbayroad to view the report.