The Nowra Bridge Project involves the construction of a new four-lane bridge immediately to the west (upstream) of the existing bridges, which would become the new crossing for northbound traffic. The existing northbound bridge would be converted for southbound traffic, allowing the much older southbound bridge to be re-purposed for community uses.
Shoalhaven River crossing capacity was previously included as a Priority Initiative on the Infrastructure Priority List.
The business case was accepted for Infrastructure Australia's assessment on 20 March 2019.
On 23 August 2019, Infrastructure Australia added the Nowra Bridge Project to the Infrastructure Priority List as a Priority Project.