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Albion Park Rail bypass - Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is building an extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail. The NSW Government is funding the $630 million project. The bypass would complete the 'missing link' for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.

Latest news

MAR 2020

MAR 2020Covid-19 update

Albion Park Rail bypass team is following the directive of NSW Health and proactively addressing the COVID-19 situation as it evolves, with expert advice from health and operational professionals.

As transport infrastructure has been deemed essential by the Government, we will continue to power ahead with the important work on the Albion Park Rail bypass. The Community will be kept up to date if any changes will impact on road and traffic conditions.

In our interactions with you, we will follow social distancing guidelines to minimise risk from COVID-19.

To protect everyone’s health we are:

  • putting a hold on community information sessions and Aboriginal Focus Group meetings
  • limiting face to face meetings and, where possible, arranging phone meetings as an alternative
  • temporarily closing the community display centre at the Albion Park Rail bypass site office

You can still reach us by phone on 1800 708 727 (toll free) and email

Our project team is monitoring the situation and we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

The project team thanks the community for their patience during this time.

MAR 2020

MAR 2020New East West Link open between Woollybutt & Durgadin drives

The section of the new East West Link between Woollybutt and Durgadin drives opened to traffic on Tuesday 3 March 2020.

This follows the opening of the section of the new East West Link between Croome Road and Woollybutt Drive in 2019.

Access to Woollybutt and Durgadin drives from the East West Link has been removed. Both of these roads will become cul-de-sacs as part of the permanent design of the project.

Motorists are advised to follow the direction of signs, speed limits and traffic control at all times.

FEB 2020

FEB 2020Traffic changes on the East West Link in 2020

Traffic changes scheduled for mid-February on the East West Link between Woollybutt Drive and Durgadin Drive were postponed due to the heavy rainfall in the area.

As part of this stage of the project, access to Durgadin Drive and Woollybutt Drive from the East West Link will be removed to allow the bypass to be constructed.

For more information on these access changes, view the notification letter (PDF, 635Kb).

JAN 2020

JAN 2020Project Update

Work on the project is now about 40 per cent complete with more than 80 per cent of earthworks now complete. For more information, read our latest Project Update (PDF, 2.42Mb).

DEC 2019

DEC 2019Temporary access changes at Croom Regional Sporting Complex

To facilitate the next stage of construction in this area, new temporary access arrangements will be in place from the week commencing Monday 9 December 2019 for up to 12 months, weather permitting.

For more information on how to access the sporting facilities, view the CRSC Access Changes notification (PDF, 221Kb).

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Project information

Major construction work on the Albion Park Rail bypass began in January 2019. The NSW Government has engaged Fulton Hogan to design and build the 9.8 kilometre bypass.

The work is scheduled for completion for 2022.

Standard construction hours are Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturdays 8am to 5pm. The local community will be informed in advance is work is required outside of standard construction hours.

Major features of the project include tie-ins to the existing Princes Motorway at Dapto and Oak Flats, two new interchanges at the Illawarra Highway and at Tongarra Road, 13 bridges and associated structures such as safety screens and retaining walls, earthworks including embankments in the floodplain and two cuttings, noise mitigation, provision for pedestrians and cyclists, landscaping and drainage works.

Stage one of the project, which involved the reconfiguration of Croom Regional Sporting Complex began in March 2018 and was carried out by Cleary Bros. The new AFL/Cricket field has been completed in addition to new grass netball courts, changes to the rugby league fields as well as new amenities buildings and horse recreational areas. Completion of this work is a significant milestone for the project and has freed up land to make way for the bypass.

  • Planning for the future
  • Return local streets to local communities
  • Up to 16 intersections bypassed
  • Up to 30 per cent travel time saving
  • Last town to be bypassed between Sydney and Bomaderry
  • Better and more reliable trips for locals, tourists, businesses and freight
  • Increased road capacity
  • Six times less likely to crash
  • Improve the efficient movement of freight

The Albion Park Rail bypass community display centre temporarily closed in light of COVID-19. You can still reach us by phone on 1800 708 727 (toll free) and email

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about the Albion Park Rail bypass project contact:

Phone: 1800 708 727 (toll free)


Mail: Albion Park Rail bypass, PO Box 1014, Albion Park Rail NSW 2527

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