Investigation work for Albion Park Rail Bypass

8 July 2014

Investigation work continues for Albion Park Rail Bypass

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has announced that further investigations have commenced as part of the Albion Park Rail bypass project.

Mr Ward said that the New South Wales Government has allocated $1 million in 2014-15 to progress investigations and planning for the proposed bypass.

“Preliminary geotechnical investigations have commenced along the reserved road corridor and will take around two weeks with weather permitting,” he said.

“These investigations include of a study of soil and rock to gather information to help design the earthwork and foundations for the bypass.

“Geotechnical investigations will also take place in the Croom Regional Sporting complex where research into the proposed route is continuing.

“In June, Roads and Maritime appointed Hyder and Cardno Joint Venture to develop a concept design which provides for safe, efficient and reliable journeys for motorists.

“Work on the concept design has started as have other investigations including traffic and hydrological studies.

“An Environmental Impact Statement will also be prepared and include issues such as the impact to flora and fauna, noise, vibration, air and water quality, flooding and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage.

“These investigations are a critical step in planning for the future extension of the M1 Princes Motorway to provide a bypass of Albion Park Rail between Yallah and Oak Flats,” Mr Ward said.

For more information, please visit the website www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/apr, email albionparkrailbypass@rms.nsw.gov.au or call toll free 1800 708 727.

MEDIA:  Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

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