Temporary traffic management around the University of Wollongong

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out temporary traffic management activities around the University of Wollongong to reduce congestion and ensure the safety of road users.

Signage directing motorists to University alternate access via western entrance
Signage directing motorists to University alternate access via western entrance

Updates and announcements

Traffic controllers will monitor traffic movements between 8am and 9am from Monday to Friday, from Monday 26 February for six weeks.

If traffic queues form along the M1, traffic controllers will divert all westbound traffic on University Avenue onto the existing University Western Access alternate route.

Traffic diversions are expected to take place between 8.15am and 8.45am from Tuesday to Thursday.

Motorists should follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs and allow additional travel time.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank the community for their patience while we carry out this important work.

For more information including a detour map please see the February update (PDF, 273Kb).

Project background

Traffic congestion can occur around the University of Wollongong and lead to long traffic queues along the M1 Princes Motorway in both directions.  

Roads and Maritime will manage traffic congestion around the University of Wollongong during the start of the university year. This is to ensure that the peak volumes of traffic can access the University without impacting traffic flows on the M1 and to ensure safety for motorists in the area.

Overview

Traffic controllers will monitor traffic movements during the start of the university year for six weeks.

If traffic queues form along the M1, traffic controllers will divert all westbound traffic on University Avenue onto the existing University Western Access alternate route. Motorists will be directed to turn left into Irvine Street to access the University via Murphys Avenue and Robsons Road.

Traffic heading towards the University from the M1 northbound will not be diverted.

Outside peak periods traffic will continue to access the University via Irvine Street and Northfields Avenue.

Access to the M1 northbound ramp (towards Sydney) at Northfields Avenue during these peak periods will be via Murphys Avenue and Robsons Road.

Residents may observe additional traffic travelling along Murphys Avenue and Robsons Road for short periods.

Project benefits

  • Reduce queues along the M1 approaching the University exit ramps and improve safety for motorists on the M1
  • Reduce traffic congestion and provide safer conditions for road users living near and travelling to the University of Wollongong.

Next steps

We will continue to monitor traffic flows around the University however it is expected that congestion will reduce by mid-April.

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