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Further works to commence on crucial NSW freight route

More works are set to commence shortly on the Princes Highway corridor project

The New South Wales government has announced that major construction works are set to commence at the Princes Highway intersection with Jervis Bay Road at Falls Creek. 

The project has been jointly funded by the federal and NSW governments, with the federal government committing $100 million towards it while a further $64 million has been committed by the NSW government. 

Federal infrastructure and transport minister Catherine King says the works form part of the $2.55 billion Princes Highway corridor project that started with the new Nowra Bridge project. 

“The federal government’s commitment to jointly fund this upgrade with the NSW government ensures that the south coast region can benefit from safer roads for locals, tourists and freight industries,” King says. 

The project will deliver a grade-separated overpass along with a roundabout on each side of Jervis Bay Road. 

The NSW government says upon completion, the upgrade will expand the Princes Highway to two lanes in each direction and provide longer entry and exit lanes. 

“This work is long overdue and with the highest volume of vehicle movements on the Princes Highway between Nowra and the Victorian border, it is vital to local people, businesses, tourists and freight operators,” NSW regional transport and roads minister Jenny Aitchson says. 

“The NSW Government is committed to working with the community and transport industries to deliver this project and we thank everyone for their advocacy and input into the plans for this incredible project.” 

The upgrades will be delivered by contractor SRG Global Civil and is expected to deliver close to 110 jobs throughout construction. 

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