Alfords Point upgrade

Alfords Point Road, Illawong/Alfords Point

The NSW Government has completed the $40 million upgrade to widen Alfords Point Road between the Georges River and Brushwood Drive. 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 also provides further improvements to the local road network.

Latest news

OCT 2017

OCT 2017Project completed

Roads and Maritime Services has opened the new six lane Alfords Point Road. The 2.1k project will be completed two months ahead of schedule in October 2017.

Project information

Roads and Maritime has engaged GHD to investigate the feasibility of a noise barrier on top of the rock face between Nallada Road and Marlock Place. The investigation included noise modelling, environmental and geotechnical investigations, alignment surveying and constructability feasibility.

The feasibility report identified a potential alignment at the back of the rock face near the property boundaries with a wall height of 4.5 metres. We are looking at two designs for the wall, a full 4.5 metre hebel wall and a 2.7 metre hebel wall with 1.8 metre clear Perspex top. We have design a visualisation and animation to show residents what the noise barriers may look like and a visualisation of a ‘do nothing’ approach.

Roads and Maritime has completed major construction work including:

  • 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
  • concrete shared path on the eastern side of Alfords Point Road
  • eastern and western rock face stabilisation work
  • construction of the eastern noise wall
  • installation of the concrete barrier separating the north and souhtbound carriageway
  • completion of the new southbound lanes.
  • 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.

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)

About this project

Alfords Point Road is an important road in southern Sydney, providing access across the Georges River for motorists, commuters, cyclists and freight vehicles. Roads and Maritime Services has been working to reduce congestion, improve travel times and improve road safety on the route by completing the duplication of Alfords Point Bridge in 2008 and the opening to traffic of the Alfords Point Bridge Northern Approach in late 2011.

Preliminary investigations for the Alfords Point Road Southern Approach project were carried out in 2012, including ground surveys, geotechnical investigations, flora and fauna studies, noise monitoring, examination of heritage and assessment of aboriginal cultural significance issues.

Roads and Maritime prepared a Review of Environmental Factors to assess the environmental impacts of the proposal, which was placed on public display from 28 February to 5 April 2013. Roads and Maritime finalised the detailed design of this 2.1 kilometre upgrade and invited tenders to construct the upgrade in September 2015.

Further information on the environmental assessment and community feedback is available on the project documents page.

  • Widen Alfords Point Road between Georges River and Brushwood Drive from two lanes to three lanes in each direction
  • Improve traffic flow to and from Brushwood Drive on and off ramps by using the new lanes.
  • 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.

Roads and Maritime Services prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to assess the environmental impacts of the proposal. The REF was placed on public display from 28 February 2013 until 5 April 2013 at three locations across Sutherland, Menai and Padstow.

A total of 25 submissions were received in response to the public display, comprising three from government agencies (Sutherland Shire Council, Office of Environment and Heritage, Heritage Council of NSW) and 22 submissions from the community.

A submissions report summarised the issues raised and provided responses to each issue. The main issues raised by the community included:

  • Impacts to traffic flows, safety and access to an existing bus stop
  • Noise and vibration impacts and the location and use of noise barriers
  • Impacts to heritage, biodiversity and soil and water quality
  • Design of certain aspects of the proposal, such as barriers, ramp design and bus stop location
  • Potential impacts to amenity and safety.

There have been some changes to the project as a result of community feedback, including revised safeguards and management measures.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email the project team at Alfordspoint@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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