Roads and Maritime Services will carry out temporary traffic management activities around the University of Wollongong to reduce congestion and ensure the safety of road users.
MAR 2019Traffic monitoring
Traffic controllers will monitor traffic movements between 8am and 9am from Monday to Friday, from Monday 4 March.
If traffic queues form along the M1, traffic controllers will divert all westbound traffic on University Avenue onto the existing University Western Access alternate route.
Traffic diversions are expected to take place between 8.15am and 8.45am from Tuesday to Thursday for about three weeks. After three weeks, Roads and Maritime will monitor the area and only carry out traffic management if necessary.
Motorists should follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs and allow additional travel time. Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys by visiting Live Traffic NSW.
A traffic monitoring trailer will be located at the roundabout on the southbound exit from the M1 to the University. This trailer is a prototype and will help us to monitor traffic, collect data and review traffic management.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank the community for their patience while we carry out this important work.
For more information including a detour map please see the February 2019 update (PDF, 333Kb).
Traffic congestion can occur around the University of Wollongong and lead to long traffic queues along the M1 Princes Motorway in both directions.
Roads and Maritime will manage traffic congestion around the University of Wollongong 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.
Traffic controllers will monitor traffic movements during the start of the university year.
If traffic queues form along the M1, traffic controllers will divert all westbound traffic on University Avenue onto the existing University Western Access alternate route. Motorists will be directed to turn left into Irvine Street to access the University via Murphys Avenue and Robsons Road.
Traffic heading towards the University from the M1 northbound will not be diverted.
Outside peak periods traffic will continue to access the University via Irvine Street and Northfields Avenue.
Access to the M1 northbound ramp (towards Sydney) at Northfields Avenue during these peak periods will be via Murphys Avenue and Robsons Road.
Residents may observe additional traffic travelling along Murphys Avenue and Robsons Road for short periods.
- 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 late March.
February 2019 project update
Managing traffic and improving safety around the University of Wollongong.
For more information about this project please contact via:
Phone: (02) 4221 2509