Survey and geotechnical work starts for Albion Park Rail bypass

11 September 2018

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that early work, including survey and geotechnical work, will start on the 9.8 kilometre bypass of the Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail.

Mr Ward said that the $630 million Albion Park Rail bypass will involve an extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats, to complete the high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.

“The contract for the project was recently awarded to Fulton Hogan and the final design is expected to be completed by early 2019,” he said.

“Early survey, geotechnical and stockpiling work as well as the set-up of ancillary work compound sites will take place from early September.

“This will include setting up water basins, dust monitors and sediment fencing to reduce impacts on the environment.

“Work is already under way to make changes for the project at the Croom Regional Sporting Complex, while ensuring the impacts of the work are as minimal as possible, to free up land to become part of the bypass.

“Part of this work at the sporting complex includes building a new cricket and AFL oval, grass netball courts and changes to the rugby league fields, as well as new parking, amenities buildings and landscaping. Work on the sporting complex is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

“Major construction is scheduled to start in 2019,” Mr Ward said.

“In the past five years, the NSW Government has invested more than $1 billion upgrading the Princes Highway south of Wollongong.

“This includes the Gerringong upgrade, Foxground and Berry bypass, Termeil Creek upgrade, Burrill Lake Bridge upgrade and the South Nowra upgrade.

“The community is thanked for its ongoing support and patience and will continue to be kept informed as the project progresses,” Mr Ward concluded.

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