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.
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).
APR 2021View the latest project update
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 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.
APR 2021Temporary closure of Croome Road
There will be a temporary closure of Croome Road between Grevillea Street and the East West Link from 7 April 2021, weather permitting.More information
This closure and detour will be in place for about six weeks, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to follow the direction of signs, speed limits and traffic control at all times.
For more information on this closure, view the notification letter (PDF, 292Kb).
FEB 2021Changes to the northbound exit ramp to Dapto
There will be changes to the northbound access to Dapto from Monday 22 February, weather permitting.More information
To progress work on the new motorway and ramps in Yallah, we are moving the northbound access to Dapto further south. Motorists heading north wishing to exit to Dapto will need to follow new signage for the exit ramp.
Further traffic changes will occur across the project later this year, as parts of the new motorway progressively open to traffic. We will keep the community and motorists informed as we progress.
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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.
16 November 2020
Early opening for Albion Park Rail bypass
12 August 2020
New Albion Park Rail bypass bridges on the way
First bridge completed on Albion Park rail Bypass
Part of new East West Link Road now open to traffic
First permanent traffic switch for the Albion Park Rail bypass
Detailed design for Albion Park Rail bypass on display
Changed traffic conditions on Croome Road at Albion Park
Investigation work on Princes Highway at Yallah and Oak Flats
For further information about the Albion Park Rail bypass project and for procurement opportunities contact:
Phone: 1800 708 727 (toll free)
Mail: Albion Park Rail bypass, PO Box 1014, Albion Park Rail NSW 2527