The new Nowra Bridge project includes a four-lane bridge to be built over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra in order to ease congestion on the Pacific Highway. All four lanes would be northbound traffic, with the current southbound bridge (built in 1881) converted into pedestrian and cycleway and the current three-lane northbound bridge converted into only southbound traffic.
The preferred option report was released for consultation in February 2018. Out of six possible options, the preferred option is a new four lane bridge with a grade intersection upgrades. The new bridge would be west of the existing bridges. Intersection upgrades will include:
- Illaroo Road intersection, including adding turning lanes
- Bridge Road intersection, with access to Pleasant Way removed
- a new Pleasant Way intersection further to the south, and
- additional lanes on the Princes Hwy between Bolong Road and Bridge Road.