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.

The existing Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail

Latest news

April 2019

Shutdown over the Easter and ANZAC Day period

There will be a construction site shutdown over the Easter and ANZAC Day period from Friday 19 April until Sunday 28 April. During this time construction work will be kept to a minimum and will include critical activities only.

Regular construction activities during standard hours will resume on Monday 29 April 2019.

Standard working hours

7am to 7pm Monday to Friday
8am to 5pm Saturday

Project background

In the mid 1990s, the then Roads and Traffic Authority undertook a study which identified a preferred route for the bypass.

To reserve land for this bypass route, a road corridor was included in the Wollongong and Shellharbour City Council local environmental plans. This road corridor protects the route from development and reserves land for the road.

In 2013 Roads and Maritime reviewed the road corridor and confirmed the reserved corridor is suitable for a bypass of Albion Park Rail. See the Road Corridor Review Report for more information.

The Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report was released in September 2017.

This report addresses over 100 submissions received during the display of the EIS in late 2015. This report also considers additional consultation that took place since the EIS display.

To view the report please visit the Department of Planning and Environment website.


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