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Nowra Bridge

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:2020 - Late 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$310,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$155,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shoalhaven City Council

Project Description

This project will increase the river crossing capacity over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra with the construction of a new bridge, providing three northbound lanes and a northbound local traffic lane. The existing northbound bridge will be converted to carry southbound traffic, increasing southbound capacity. The project will also upgrade intersections at Bolong Road, Illaroo Road, Bridge Road and Pleasant Way. The project will improve the efficient movement of freight and other vehicles, including emergency services, and improve security and access to community facilities. The old southbound bridge will be retained for ongoing community use, such as pedestrian and cycle path use.


Improve Productivity:

  • addressing height and weight limitations on southbound freight vehicles

Reduced Congestion and Improved Travel Times:

  • increase capacity through additional lanes, and intersection upgrades on approach roads
  • reduced wait times for freight, commuter and tourist traffic, particularly during peak times and holiday periods

Support Future Traffic Demand:

  • improved traffic efficiency, travel time cost savings and improve access and community amenity
  • replace an ageing asset with a new asset that services future travel demand and growth

Improve Access and Amenity:

  • improved access and security for emergency services to the district hospital, and to community facilities


Australian Government will contribute up to 50 per cent, capped at $155 million.


This project is expected to be completed in 2023.

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Project details last updated: 9/01/2019