"Biggest Illawarra Cash Splash Ever"
The NSW government will spend about $400 million over the next four years to upgrade the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry – bringing what was a planned, yet unfunded road project to life. The construction cash forms part of a four-year government spend of more than $789 million on the Princes Highway, to be revealed in Tuesday’s budget. Major work on the 10.5-kilometre Berry to Bomaderry upgrade should begin early next year, ahead of a 2021 completion date.
About $137 million will be spent on Princes Highway upgrades in 2017-18, with cash to complete the new Burrill Lake bridge, progress the Dignams Creek upgrade and plan new bridges at Nowra and Batemans Bay. Elsewhere, more money will be spent on progressing the Bulli Hospital redevelopment ($20.9m) and M1 Princes Motorway improvement works between Bulli Tops and Picton Road ($5m).
Content: Illawarra Mercury