Roadmap to 2040
Together, we built a roadmap for the Princes Highway. The roadmap is our vision for the next 20 years and identifies what needs to be done in the short, medium and longer term to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and connected network.
The highway would enable the movement of people and goods and supports sustainable growth of the local economy, employment opportunities and population.
It would contribute to the character of the places it serves and is resilient to adapt to natural hazards and climate change, respond to changing land use and supports new technologies, new industries and economic trends.
A safer corridor for all customers and communities including local traffic, freight, tourists, and public and active transport users.
A corridor that can be efficiently managed and maintained while adapting to changing social, environmental and economic factors including the ability to quickly recover from natural disasters and respond to changing land use and technologies.
A corridor that supports communities by connecting and contributing to providing attractive and healthy places to live, work and play.
A corridor that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable and unlocks a wide range benefits for communities and other customers.
Connectivity and accessibility
A corridor that has good physical and digital connectivity and accessibility, for access to opportunity and services.
Building a 20 year plan
Since April 2020, Transport has been working with ARUP Australia and community and industry leaders to build a 20 year plan for the Princes Highway. We consulted with stakeholders to understand how they want to move in the future, the existing issues and constraints of the highway and how the transport network can better contribute to the places and economies it serves.
|Shoalhaven City Council|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council|
|Bega Valley Shire Council|
|Department of Primary Industries and Environment|
|Rural Fire Services|
|NSW Port Authority|
|Road Freight NSW|
|National Road Transport Association|
Issues and constraints
Our 20 year plan
- Two lanes each way on the Princes Highway from Nowra to Sussex Inlet Road
- Planning for two lanes each way on the Princes Highway from Sussex Inlet Road to Milton
- Milton Ulladulla bypass
- Planning for two lanes each way on the Princes Highway from Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay
- Planning safety works and more overtaking lanes from Batemans Bay to Moruya, and from Bega to Pambula
- Moruya bypass
- Planning new bridges along the whole corridor to enable heavy vehicle and freight access
- Improved signage, helping road users find their way
- Intelligent traffic management technologies. Technologies include quickly informing road users of disruptions, calling for emergency services when an accident occurs, using cameras to enforce traffic laws or digital signs that mark speed limit changes depending on conditions.
- Improved public and active (walking and cycling) transport.
- Improved rest and service areas.
- Better services for alternative technology vehicles, including electric
- Two lanes each way on the Princes Highway from Sussex Inlet Road to Milton and from Ulladulla to Batemans Bay
- Safety improvements and more over taking lanes from Moruya to Narooma
- Safety improvements and more over taking lanes from Batemans Bay to Narooma, from Cobargo to Broadwater and from Edrom Road to Victorian border
- Realignment of the Princes Highway from Tilba to Cobargo
- Safety improvements within Narooma and Eden
- Safety improvements within Batemans Bay
- Improved fares and ticketing for public transport.
- Enable use of the highway by electric, connected and automatic vehicles.
- Modernise Transport’s vehicles.
- Deliver safety improvements to local roads, facilitate the upgrade of utilities along the corridor to improve reliability of essential services digital connectivity
- Safety improvements and more over taking lanes from Narooma to Tilba Tilba
- Safety improvements and more over taking lanes from Broadwater to Eden
- Safety improvements and more over taking lanes from Eden to Edrom Road
- Safety improvements within Bega
- Work with NSW South Coast stakeholders to build the state’s first electric regional highway. This would deliver a transport network made for electric vehicles. It would provide fast-charging sites for users to easily charge their vehicle and reliably access the places along the highway