About the project
A Milton Ulladulla bypass would deliver safer and more reliable journeys between South Coast communities and ease congestion especially during peak holiday periods. A Milton and Ulladulla bypass would significantly reduce travel time, particularly in holiday periods, by removing the need for vehicles to pass through multiple intersections. Transport for NSW is progressing with plans and has identified the existing bypass corridor in the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) as the preferred strategic corridor option avoiding greater impacts to the native vegetation and wetlands.
This option would maximise the amount of traffic using the bypass, including heavy vehicles, and provide the most opportunities to connect to town centres, businesses, services, homes and local roads compared to other options assessed. This would provide smoother and more reliable journeys day-to-day throughout the community. It would also provide opportunities to enhance the character and liveability of the area, support sustainable economic growth and improve safety for transport users. This option would have lower impacts to environmentally sensitive areas, avoiding greater impacts to native vegetation and wetlands.
The consultation period will be extended until Sunday 14 February 2021 and we are encouraging locals and visitors to have their say. We are also carrying out additional traffic data collection throughout Milton, Ulladulla Burrill Lake and Lake Tabourie over the summer holiday period to better understand how the transport network operates over the peak holiday period.
Feedback received to date has focused on why the preferred strategic corridor option was chosen and what effects a bypass would have on traffic through local townships. This table compares the preferred strategic corridor and other corridor options which bypass Burrill Lake and Lake Tabourie.