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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

OCT 2019

OCT 2019October 2019 long weekend – site shutdown

There will be a site shutdown over the October long weekend from Friday 4 October at 2pm until Tuesday 8 October. During this time, construction work will include critical activities only.

Construction activities will resume on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

The project information line will be in operation during this time for emergencies.

Please contact the community relations team on 1800 708 727 or if you have any questions.

AUG 2019

AUG 2019Asbestos Remediation work in Yallah

During early clearing activities for the Albion Park Rail bypass, asbestos containing material was found within the project site at Yallah. In order to appropriately manage the contaminated areas, a combination of controls has been employed in line with current industry best practice.

A licenced, qualified team of specialists have been engaged to perform the remedial site works, which began on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

For more information, view or download our asbestos fact sheet (PDF, 349Kb).

JUL 2019

JUL 2019Temporary access changes at Croom Regional Sporting Complex

As part of the work taking place at the Croom Regional Sporting Complex, there will be some changes to how the public will access the facilities. Full closure of some access roads is required within the sporting complex for the safety of our workers and the public.

The access road closure will be in place from Monday 1 July 2019 for up to 12 weeks, weather permitting.

For more information on how this will affect you, view the July 2019 notification (PDF, 236Kb).

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 is now open. The display centre is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays) and is located at 1914 Illawarra Highway, Albion Park Rail Visitor and disabled parking is available.

View or download the Albion Park Rail bypass community display centre map (PDF, 156Kb) for more information.

Project documents


Contact us

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

Phone: 1800 708 727 (toll free, press 1)


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

For further information about the Croom Regional Sporting Complex project contact:

Phone: 1800 708 727 (toll free, press 2)


Mail: Albion Park Rail bypass,PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2520

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