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Albion Park Rail bypass - Princes Highway upgrade

Transport for NSW 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. Motorists are expected to be driving on the new motorway by mid-2021, with the project on track for completion in late 2021.

Latest news

AUG 2021

AUG 2021Out of Hours Work in August

In line with the most recent NSW health order, construction work on the Albion Park Rail bypass has been paused and will resume from Sunday, 1 August. We will be working outside of our standard construction hours from Sunday 1 August until Tuesday 31 August 2021. You can find more information and a map of work locations in the August 2021 notification (PDF, 861Kb).

JUL 2021

JUL 2021COVID-19 update for Albion park Rail bypass

Under the latest COVID-19 health restrictions, all construction across Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, must pause from 12.01am on Monday, 19 July until 11.59pm on Friday, 30 July. This includes the Albion Park Rail bypass site.

These changes follow health advice to further limit the spread of the COVID-19 Delta strain.

Since the announcement, the Albion Park Rail bypass project has made arrangements to close and secure the construction site as quickly as possible and in accordance with the Public Health Order.

To enable a pause of a project this size, limited workers will be attending site over the coming days to implement essential environmental protection, safety and security measures, in line with permissible urgent works under the Public Health order.

Only workers required to undertake these works are permitted on site.

More information about the pause on construction.

The community display centre at the Albion Park Rail bypass site office remains closed. The project team are available to answer any enquiries on the project line 1800 708 727 or email APRbypass@fultonhogan.com.au.

JUL 2021

JUL 2021Opening of the Princes Motorway northbound lanes

There will be a number of traffic changes as the project progressively opens to traffic this year. This allows parts of the bypass to be used while the remaining work is carried out.

The northbound lanes of the new motorway will open soon. View our video to learn more about the upcoming traffic changes.

JUL 2021

JUL 2021View the latest project update

Learn more about the upcoming traffic changes, where the project is up to and what's happened over the last few months in our July 2021 project update (PDF, 2.4Mb.

JUN 2021

JUN 2021COVID safe measures in place

During this time, the Albion Park Rail bypass team is implementing measures for the health and safety of the community and staff. To protect everyone’s health

  • we will limit face to face meetings with you, by where possible arranging phone meetings instead
  • if we meet face to face we will wear a mask, maintain a 1.5 metre distance between us and we won’t ask you to shake hands
  • we have temporarily closed the community display centre at the Albion Park Rail bypass site office

We are accessible by phone on 1800 708 727 (toll free) and email APRbypass@fultonhogan.com.au.

JUN 2021

JUN 2021New traffic signals installed at Oak Flats interchange

The new traffic lights will improve the function and safety of the existing roundabout by controlling the traffic flow entering and using the interchange. Motorists and cyclists will need to follow the direction of the new traffic lights when using the interchange. View the video.

MAY 2021

MAY 2021Croome Road now open

Croome Road between Grevillia Street and the East Wes Link was opened on Friday 28 May 2021 to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. We'd like to thank the community for their patience while we carried out this work.

MAY 2021

MAY 2021Access changes for Albion Park

The motorway between Yallah and Albion Park is open in a temporary arrangement. This only provides access to and from Albion Park as we continue work on the motorway at the southern end. Please see the videos of these changes.

MAY 2021

MAY 2021 Oak Flats interchange temporary weekend closure 5 June

There will be a temporary closure of the Oak Flats interchange from 5 June to remove and replace the existing road pavement and complete work on the new traffic lights. The closure will be in place from 6pm Saturday 5 June until 5am Monday 7 June 2021, weather permitting. During this work, detours will be in place.

For more information view the May 2021 notification (PDF, 266Kb) and the videos of the changes.

APR 2021

APR 2021View the latest project update

Learn more about the latest traffic changes, where the project is up to and what's happened over the last few months in our April 2021 project update (PDF, 957Kb) or traffic change videos.

The first stage of the project between Yallah and Albion Park will open in the coming weeks, weather permitting. Initially, this section of the motorway will open in a temporary arrangement, with access only provided to and from Albion Park as we continue work on the motorway at the southern end. Please see the videos of these changes.

APR 2021

APR 2021Progressive Traffic Changes

There will be a number of traffic changes as the project progressively opens to traffic this year. This allows parts of the bypass to be used while the remaining work is carried out. Traffic and access changes for more information.

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Project information

Covid safe measures

The Albion Park Rail bypass team is implementing measures for the health and safety of the community and staff.

In our interactions with you, we’re following NSW Health ‘Social distancing’ guidelines to minimise any risk.

To protect everyone’s health

  • we will limit face to face meetings with you, by where possible arranging phone meetings instead
  • if we meet face to face we will wear a mask, maintain a 1.5 metre distance between us and we won’t ask you to shake hands
  • we have temporarily closed the community display centre at the Albion Park Rail bypass site office

However, we will

  • be accessible by phone on 1800 708 727 (toll free) and email APRbypass@fultonhogan.com.au
  • provide regular communication on our website, email and by notification letters for work occurring near you

Our project team is monitoring the situation and we’ll keep you updated with any changes.

Major construction work on the Albion Park Rail bypass began in January 2019. The NSW Government has engaged Fulton Hogan to design and build the 9.8 kilometre bypass.

Standard construction hours are Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturdays 8am to 5pm. The local community will be informed in advance is work is required outside of standard construction hours.

Key project features include:

  • Connecting the new 9.8 kilometre motorway to the existing Princes Motorway at Dapto and Oak Flats
  • Two new interchanges at the Illawarra Highway and Tongarra Road
  • Local road upgrades at Tongarra Road and Yallah Road
  • Thirteen bridges
  • Earthworks including embankments in the floodplain
  • Facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

For more information, see the project Frequently Asked Questions.

The key features of the bypass project include:

  • A 9.8 kilometre extension of the Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats bypassing Albion Park Rail
  • A central interchange at Albion Park
  • A southern interchange at Oak Flats
  • Thirteen new bridges
  • Pedestrian and cyclist facilities to improve connectivity
  • Local road upgrades on Tongarra Road and Yallah Road.

View or download the project overview map.

Media releases

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19 June 2021

Albion Park Rail bypass opening a few steps away

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15 June 2021

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

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16 November 2020

Early opening for Albion Park Rail bypass

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12 August 2020

New Albion Park Rail bypass bridges on the way

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May 2020

First bridge completed on Albion Park rail Bypass

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November 2019

Part of new East West Link Road now open to traffic

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November 2019

First permanent traffic switch for the Albion Park Rail bypass

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November 2018

Detailed design for Albion Park Rail bypass on display

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November 2018

Changed traffic conditions on Croome Road at Albion Park

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October 2018

Investigation work on Princes Highway at Yallah and Oak Flats

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Contact us

For further information about the Albion Park Rail bypass project and for procurement opportunities contact:

Phone: 1800 708 727 (toll free)

Email: APRbypass@fultonhogan.com.au

Mail: Albion Park Rail bypass, PO Box 1014, Albion Park Rail NSW 2527

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