The NRMA has today welcomed a $960 million investment from the NSW Government to fund crucial upgrades for the Princes Highway.
The announcement includes:
- Duplicate sections of the Princes Highway from Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road;
- Build the Moruya Bypass; and
- Commence planning for the Milton and Ulladulla Bypass and upgrades for the Princes Highway from Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay.
The NRMA has campaigned extensively for upgrades to the Princes Highway and released an audit in 2014 which identified 16 sections considered high risk to motorists.
The NSW Government’s $960 million announcement takes funding for the Princes Highway to over $2.4 billion.
NRMA spokesperson Peter Khoury welcomed the Government’s response to NRMA's calls for the Princes Highway to be upgraded in order to save lives.
"This is a welcomed announcement for a notorious Highway," Mr Khoury said.
"The NRMA believes that the Princes Highway needs to be duplicated all the way to the Victorian border and this announcement takes us one step closer to this crucial outcome.
"Investing in the Princes Highway will save lives - there were 47 fatalities between 2011 and 2015 alone. It will also strengthen the local economies and boost tourism on the South Coast.
"This part of Australia’s eastern seaboard hosts some of the world’s best beaches but people can’t get to them without driving on dangerous stretches or dealing with endless traffic delays."
Contact: Peter Khoury 0439 133 115