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Contract awarded for Nowra Bridge project

A proposal for a four-lane bridge on the Princes Highway over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra has been added to Infrastructure Australia's Priority List.

The design and construction contract for the Nowra Bridge project has been awarded to Fulton Hogan, with works planned to begin soon.

Infrastructure Minister Michael McCormack said the project, funded by the Federal and NSW Governments, would improve traffic flow and ease congestion on a major section of the Princes Highway.

“We are keeping communities connected and delivering faster and more reliable journeys for those travelling the South Coast,” McCormack said.

“The new Nowra Bridge will build upon road upgrades currently under way in the region and will better cater for heavy and over-height vehicles.”

NSW Roads and Regional Transport Minister Paul Toole said the new four-lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River would improve traffic flow on the Princes Highway and deliver faster and more reliable journeys in the Nowra and Bomaderry area.

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“We are building the infrastructure projects needed to support growing areas such as Nowra, which is why, since 2011, the Commonwealth and NSW governments have invested more than $2.5 billion to upgrade the Princes Highway to create safer and more efficient journeys along the south coast of NSW,” Mr. Toole said.

“About 50,000 motorists already cross the Shoalhaven River every day and with traffic only set to grow, this project will ensure safer and more reliable journeys now and for the future.”

Early work such as utility relocation and demolition of acquired properties will start in the coming weeks, with major work set to start later this year. Works are scheduled to be complete by mid-2024.

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