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Temporary traffic management around the University of Wollongong

Transport for NSW will carry out temporary traffic management activities around the University of Wollongong to reduce congestion and ensure the safety of road users.

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Easing congestion around the University of Wollongong from Monday 2 March.

Transport for NSW is working to ease congestion and improve safety around the university and education precinct while also improving safety on the M1 Princes Motorway.

A traffic management plan will be put in place to decrease queuing along the M1 approaching the University exit ramps.

Traffic control activities will take place on weekdays during the morning peak for about six weeks from Monday 2 March.

Students and staff are encouraged to plan their journey, monitor traffic and travel times and consider alternative routes and transport options, such as bus, train or carpooling. See our tips for a safer and easier journey to the education precinct.

M1 southbound traffic exiting at University Avenue will be diverted left, to make a U-turn at the eastern roundabout - between 7.45am and 9.15am on weekdays.

Traffic at Irvine Street will be diverted to the University Western Access route when traffic on Northfields Avenue queues back to the M1 northbound.

Bus access from University Avenue into Irvine Street will not be affected during diversions.

Residents may experience additional traffic travelling along Murphys Avenue and Robsons Road during peak periods.

Outside peak periods traffic will continue to access the University via Irvine Street and Northfields Avenue.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank the community for their patience while we carry out this important work.

For more information including detour maps see our February 2020 update (PDF, 106Kb).

Project information

Traffic congestion can occur around the University of Wollongong and lead to long traffic queues along the M1 Princes Motorway in both directions.

Transport for NSW will manage traffic congestion around the University of Wollongong and education precinct during the start of the university year. This is to ensure that the peak volumes of traffic can access the University without impacting traffic flows on the M1 and to ensure safety for motorists in the area.

  • Reduce queues along the M1 approaching the University exit ramps and improve safety for motorists on the M1.
  • Reduce traffic congestion and provide safer conditions for road users living near and travelling to the University of Wollongong.

We will continue to monitor traffic flows around the University however it is expected that congestion will reduce by mid April.

Project documents


Contact us

For more information about this project please contact via:

Phone: (02) 4221 2509


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