Alfords Point Road, Illawong/Alfords Point

The NSW Government is building this $40 million upgrade to widen Alfords Point Road between the Georges River and Brushwood Drive, with work proposed to be completed by December 2017.

The upgrade forms part of a broader plan to improve road safety and traffic flow along Alfords Point Road and through the southern region of Sydney. The upgrade will also provide further improvements to the local road network.

Roads and Maritime Services has contracted Nace Civil Engineering to upgrade Alfords Point Road.

Alfords Point
Alfords Point

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services will remove the old electronic sign and carry out asphalting on the southbound carriageway of Alfords Point Road. This work will be carried out at night to minimise impact to motorists.

The work will take up to 15 shifts of night work to complete between Monday 14 November and Friday 16 December, weather permitting. Our working hours will be from 7pm to 5am.

There will be some temporary traffic changes to make sure the work zone is safe. Lane closures and detours will be in place and may affect travel times. View or download the notification (PDF, 223Kb) for more information.

The permanent change to the traffic arrangements at the Brushwood Drive on-ramp that was due to take place on Monday 7 November to improve safety and travel times has been delayed and will be implemented once the Alfords Point Road upgrade has been completed. We will notify you in advance of the permanent traffic change.

We will continue to keep you informed at key stages of the project.

Project update

Roads and Maritime has started major construction work including:

  • Installing a detour for the duration of the southbound widening construction from Maxwell Close to Brushwood Drive off-ramp until December 2017. Please refer to the map under traffic changes for further information
  • Relocation of Telstra assets
  • Construction of a new Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station on the eastern side of Alfords Point Road, under the Old Illawarra Road overbridge
  • Major earthwork on the eastern side of Alfords Point Road
  • Construction of the Brushwood Drive off-ramp
  • Eastern rock face stabilisation work
  • Construction of the eastern noise wall.

Construction hours

Construction will generally be carried out during standard construction hours including 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and occasionally on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm, weather permitting.

Some work will need to be carried out at night to maintain safety measures, lessen impact on the road network and maintain the service continuity of utilities when they are being relocated.

Key features

  • Widening Alfords Point Road between Georges River and Brushwood Drive from two lanes to three lanes in each direction
  • Improving traffic flow to and from Brushwood Drive on and off-ramps by using the new lanes
  • Providing a central barrier to improve safety by dividing the northbound and southbound carriageways
  • Relocating the northbound bus bay on Alfords Point Road on-ramp near Eucalyptus Street, to a location around 100 metres to the south
  • Providing a new road surface and improved drainage system
  • Providing a breakdown bay along the southbound carriageway located around midway between the Georges River and Brushwood Drive
  • Relocating the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station on the southbound carriageway to beneath the Old Illawarra Road bridge, around 900 metres south of Brushwood Drive
  • Realigning the pedestrian path on the eastern side of Alfords Point Road
  • Adjusting existing noise walls and providing a new noise wall along the route
  • Providing cycleway access from Alfords Point Road.

For more information, see About this project.

Project photo/map

Photo/map of the project - click for a larger version (JPG, 366KB)
Photo/map of the project - click for a larger version (JPG, 366KB)
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