The NSW Government has appointed a major engineering consultancy firm to deliver the strategic business case for the Princes Highway upgrade project.

Arup was selected as the preferred tenderer after a competitive tender process. 

The company will develop the strategic plan to make the section of the highway from south of Nowra to the NSW-Victorian border safer and more efficient for motorists.

The business case is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said the appointment was a major step in the continued transformation of the Princes Highway.

“The business case will determine the strategic priorities for the next stage of the Princes Highway upgrade as we work to deliver safer, more reliable journeys,” Mr Toole said.

NSW Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, said the project was a once-in-a-generation opportunity and it was essential the NSW Government get it right from the start.

“The projects will ensure better connected regional centres and help to grow regional economies while providing safer journeys for locals, visitors and freight,” Mr Constance said.

The South Coast community was recently invited to have their say on three priority projects including Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade and the Milton Ulladulla and Moruya bypasses.

Transport for NSW will consider all feedback before progressing each project further.

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