Old South Road stretches for 9.3 kilometers between Merrigang Street in Bowral and Aylmerton Road in Mittagong. The road is currently highlighted for improvements. The extensive scope of the Old South Road project necessitates consultations with a wide range of stakeholders. This includes utility companies, landowners, environmental agencies, transport operators, and relevant government departments. By collaborating with these groups, we aim to streamline construction and minimize disruptions. Wingecarribee Shire Council, in collaboration with the NSW Government's Safer Roads and Fixing Local Roads Programs, is revamping Old South Road. The project will be undertaken in stages and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
What to Expect:
  • Road reconstruction and widening where feasible
  • Enhanced safety features including crash barriers, textured road markings (audio tactile makers), and warning signs
  • Construction is anticipated to begin shortly after tenders are released in the coming months. Crews have already started with preliminary works and geotechnical surveys.
Latest Project Update:

Stage 1 of the Old South Road upgrade project between Range Road and Merrigang Street has reopened 20 March 2024, in exactly three weeks as planned. Line marking will be finalised in approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Road users are advised to continue to exercise caution, adhere to the altered traffic conditions, and proceed with extra care while traveling on this section of Old South Road.

Council will provide more details about the project timeline and any potential disruptions closer to the construction start date.