Walk before you drive: time to celebrate Albion Park Rail bypass

15 June 2021

The community will be given a unique opportunity to walk the Albion Park Rail bypass before it officially opens to traffic a year ahead of schedule.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the community walkover was an important opportunity for locals to walk the bypass before it opens and see all the work that has gone into the largest infrastructure project in their community.

“The $630 million dollar Albion Park Rail Bypass is the biggest road infrastructure investment by the NSW Government, outside of Sydney, and it’s absolutely massive for the South Coast,” Mr Toole said.

“We’re on track to open in coming weeks, more than a year ahead of schedule, which is a tremendous achievement from the project team and a huge reward for the community’s support and patience.

“Motorists will soon be able to bypass 16 intersections, providing more reliable trips for locals, tourists, businesses and freight, with a massive 65 per cent of traffic expected to use it.”

Members of the community will have the opportunity to walk the new motorway at Tongarra Road on Saturday 19 June between 10am and 2pm.

Shuttle buses to the event will operate from five locations: Jamberoo Action Park – Jamberoo Road at Jamberoo, Croome Road (opposite Maple Street) near Tongarra Road at Albion Park, Shellharbour City Library - College Street at Shellharbour City Centre, Tongarra Road (east of Terry Street) at bus stop ID 252b761 and Station Road, west of the Princes Highway opposite Albion Park Train Station.

There will be food and drinks available for purchase, kid’s activities, music and entertainment as well as interactive road safety displays which can all be enjoyed while taking a walk on the new section of motorway.

Registrations for the event close June 18 and numbers are strictly limited to meet covid safe guidleines.

For more information, visit nswroads.work/aprb.

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