Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the Princes Highway during the NSW school holiday period.
Work on upgrade projects will stop or be reduced to address congestion, improve safety and aid traffic flow through work sites from tomorrow evening.
Changes to major work on Princes Highway upgrade projects will include:
Batemans Bay Bridge replacement
There will be no traffic control or reduced speed limits from 6am Friday 18 December to 6am Tuesday 5 January 2021. The speed limit through the project area will be 60 km/h and will extend to Berrima Parade, north Batemans Bay. Traffic lights will be activated on the Kings Highway and Princes Highway roundabout at peak travel times, in response to congestion.
Kings Highway and Princes Highway roundabout North Batemans Bay
A speed limit of 80 km/h will be in place between the Kings Highway and Princes Highway roundabout at North Batemans Bay and The River Road at Nelligen from Friday 18 December to Monday 4 January 2021 and from Friday 22 to Wednesday 27 January 2021.
Traffic management plans will also be rolled out at pinch points along the Princes Highway to help ease congestion and improve road safety over the peak holiday period. These include:
Princes Highway and Jervis Bay Road intersection
Between Friday 18 December and Sunday 27 January 2021, the speed limit through this section of the highway will be reduced to 80 km/h for southbound motorists. The speed limit may be reduced to 60 km/h during peak travel times and traffic control staff will be onsite.
Princes Highway and Wason Street intersection (pedestrian crossing, Milton)
Traffic control staff will be on site between 9am and 3pm from Friday 18 to Thursday 24 December, Saturday 26 December to Monday 4 January 2021, the weekends of 9-10 January and 16-17 January 2021, and Friday 22 to Wednesday 27 January 2021 to manage use of the pedestrian crossing at the Wason St intersection to ensure pedestrian safety and maintain traffic flow on the highway. Berry to Bomaderry upgrade
All work will shut down from 6pm Thursday 17 December to 7am Tuesday 5 January 2021. There will be no work carried out during this time and the speed limit of 80 km/h throughout the work area will remain in place.
Albion Park Rail bypass
All work will shut down from 6pm Friday 18 December to 7am Monday 4 January 2021. There will be no work carried out during this time and the speed limits of 80 km/h at Yallah and 70 km/h at Oak Flats will remain in place.
Nowra Bridge project
All work will shut down over the Christmas period, from 6am Friday 18 December to 7am Tuesday 5 January 2021. There will be no work carried out during this time and the speed limit of 60 km/h throughout the work area will remain in place.
These changes aim to give visitors and locals a safer and smoother journey.
Increased traffic volumes are expected on the Princes Highway during the school holiday period.
Travellers are encouraged to plan ahead and visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701 for the latest traffic updates.
Motorists are advised to take care near roadside workers, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
Transport for NSW wishes road users travelling to the NSW South Coast a safe journey.