True north for Albion Park Rail bypass as lanes open
7 August 2021
The $630 million Albion Park Rail bypass has achieved another major milestone, with the opening of northbound lanes to traffic early this morning.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said more road users from across the region would now be able to experience the new motorway for the first time.
“With the opening of northbound lanes, we are now one step closer to delivering faster, safer journeys between Sydney and Bomaderry,” Mr Toole said.
“Those locals who braved the elements to attend the community event in June have seen first hand what a game changer this bypass will be.
“Sixteen intersections will be bypassed when the motorway is fully open, delivering a time saving of up to 30 percent, and returning local streets to local communities with 65 percent of traffic expected to use the bypass instead.”
Mr Toole said there will be additional traffic changes between now and the end of the year, including new traffic lights at Tongarra Road, and Transport for NSW would be monitoring closely how traffic flows.
“Traffic flow has improved as a result of adjustments to the timing of the lights at the Oak Flats interchange during peak times, but this will be an ongoing process as more changes occur and we thank the community for their patience,” Mr Toole said.
Other traffic changes up to the end of 2021 including the opening of northbound and southbound ramps and the activation of new traffic lights at Tongarra Road.
Road users travelling to Albion Park Rail will now need to exit at the Oak Flats interchange and a temporary left turn will be provided for road users exiting at Tongarra Road until both ramps are complete.
For more information, visit nswroads.work/aprb.