North Wollongong interchange upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is planning an upgrade of the northbound exit ramp from Memorial Drive to the Princes Highway.

Intersection of Princes Highway and Memorial Drive, North Wollongong.
Intersection of Princes Highway and Memorial Drive, North Wollongong.

Background

The Princes Highway and Memorial Drive are both regionally significant State Roads which are used as key commuter, tourist and freight routes within the Illawarra.

Over time there has been increased use of the northbound exit ramp, from Memorial Drive to the Princes Highway, resulting in queuing particularly for vehicles turning right.

Overview

The NSW Government has allocated $6.73 million to improve traffic efficiency and road user safety by widening the existing ramp from three to four lanes and reconfiguring the intersection to allow dual right and left turns onto the Princes Highway from Memorial Drive.

Project benefits

  • Improve traffic efficiency by reducing vehicle queue lengths
  • Improve road safety by minimising conflict between stationary vehicles and those travelling at speed.

Next steps

  • Preliminary work, involving the relocation of a sewer, is expected to be carried out in August 2017
  • Construction is planned to begin in late 2017.
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