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As planning and design works progress on the $342 million Nowra Bridge project, early works have also begun on the new Shoalhaven River crossing.
With more than 50,000 vehicles crossing the Shoalhaven river every day, the new four-lane bridge will address current traffic congestion issues and also cater for future traffic growth around the river region.
NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Paul Toole said the work was part of getting on with the job of connecting communities and improving safety for everyone on the road.
“Significant upgrades at key intersections will alleviate congestion and ensure safer and more reliable journeys for all motorists using this key South Coast tourist and freight corridor,” Toole said.
Further investigations on the river will soon begin with a barge of drilling equipment, while demolition of current structures is already in full effect.
The Nowra Bridge project will include:
Major works are expected to start in the second half of 2020 and are expected to be completed by mid-to-late 2024.