The Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade is one step closer to reality after a feedback submissions report showed support for the proposed design.
Transport for NSW received 146 submissions for the Jervis Bay Road Intersection project in its call for feedback on the concept design and environmental assessment last year.
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the feedback survey results show "strong community support" for the project.
"According to the survey results, 96 per cent of respondents strongly agree or agree the proposal will improve safety," he said.
"89 per cent strongly agree or agree it would improve resilience, and 94 per cent strongly agree or agree it would improve efficiency."
He added that changes to the intersection between Jervis Bay Road and the Princes Highway will involve realigning and widening the highway.
NSW Senator Perin Davey added that an overpass bridge over Jervis Bay Road will provide a safer connection for road users.
"The upgrade, including a flyover and roundabouts on either side, will make the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Princes Highway safer for all road users," Senator Davey said.
"This will improve freight productivity, efficiency and network reliability, reduce congestion and support the economic growth of the region."
Senator Davey said the government's investment in road infrastructure will support the South Coast's growth.
"We are committed to delivering the road infrastructure that locals, tourists, businesses and freight operators need on the South Coast."
South Coast MP Shelley Hancock said community feedback was important in finalising the design.
"The community offered some great insights that have helped the project team make additions and changes to the project to better serve the local community," Mrs Hancock said.
The $125 million intersection upgrade is jointly funded, with the federal government committing $100 million and the state government committing the remaining amount.
It is part of the $1.87 billion upgrade of the Princes Highway from south of Nowra to the Victorian border.
Detailed design work on the upgrade has started, with early construction work expected to start towards the of the year.
Transport for NSW said it will have more information on how to effectively manage traffic during work.
The detailed design contract was awarded to Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd.
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