The new $342 million Nowra bridge continues to creep its way across the Shoalhaven River, with nine of 19 bridge deck segments cast and launched over the Shoalhaven River.
Transport for NSW have advised there will be a change of access to some footpaths around the project in coming weeks.
The lower eastern footpath to the southern foreshore will be temporarily closed from Monday, November 22 for up to four weeks, weather permitting.
This closure is required for the safety of path users while work is completed on the retaining wall adjacent to this footpath.
Pedestrians will be detoured via the underpass on the western side of the southern foreshore and the Princes Highway signalised crossing.
Signs will be in place during these temporary closures.
Construction continues to move full steam ahead with eight the nine bridge piers due to be completed this week.
Concrete has been poured within 35 of the 39 steel casings. Each pile requires around 45 cubic metres of concrete, equivalent to eight concrete trucks.
Seven of eight pile caps have also been installed and eight of the nine bridge piers have been completed this week.
Nine of 19 bridge deck segments have been cast and are being launched over the Shoalhaven River.
Each is 20 metres long and is launched into position three to seven days after being cast.
Each deck segment requires 360 cubic metres of concrete, equivalent to 60 concrete trucks.
Around the project, on average, 200 workers are on site each day.
Work is continuing on the big job of lowering and widening Illaroo Road on the northern bank of the river and the widening of the bridge over Bomaderry Creek is also well advanced.
So far 98 per cent of major utility relocations are complete, while 100 per cent, or 62 kilometres of telecommunications cables, have been relocated and cutover.
The project is on track to be completed in mid-2024, weather permitting.
The project will provide a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River and upgrades to over 1.7 kilometres of the Princes Highway, including upgraded intersections and additional lanes.