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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 completes the 'missing link' for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry. The bypass is now open, with the project on track for completion in late 2021.

Latest news

OCT 2021

OCT 2021Changed traffic conditions

Pavement work will be carried out on the Princes Highway at Yallah and Oak Flats, Tongarra Road and Ashburton Drive in October and November. Work will be carried out at night between Sundays and Thursdays from 7pm until 7am, weather permitting.

During work there may be full or partial road and lane closures, detours, intermittent stop/slow traffic conditions and reduced speed limits. Please allow extra travel time as your journey may take up to an additional 15 minutes, depending on your destination.

Detour information will be shown on NSW Live Traffic, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

OCT 2021

OCT 2021Opening of the southbound lanes

The southbound lanes and M1 southbound entry ramp at Tongarra Road are now open to traffic.

The two remaining entry and exit ramps at the Oak Flats interchange will open Saturday 9 October. Until then, road users can use Tongarra Road and the existing Princes Highway.

OCT 2021

OCT 2021Croom Regional Sporting Complex

The access road for the Croom Regional Sporting Complex between the senior rugby league field and the athletics field will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 6 October 2021 for around two weeks, weather permitting. You can find more information and a map in the notification (PDF, 1.29Mb).

OCT 2021

OCT 2021Out of Hours Work in October

We will be working outside of our standard construction hours from Tuesday 5 October until Sunday 31 October 2021. You can find more information and a map of work locations in the October 2021 notification (PDF, 850Kb).

SEP 2021

SEP 2021Traffic changes and temporary closure of Tongarra exit ramp

Road users will be moved back onto the northbound lanes and the Tongarra Road exit ramp will reopen on Now that the weather is warming up the top pavement layer will be placed at the southern end of the bypass. This work is expected to take around two weeks, weather permitting.Tuesday 28 September 2021. Changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits will be in place on the northbound lanes until the final linemarking can be complete.

Northbound road users are temporarily using part of the southbound lanes with reduced speed limits in place. The Tongarra Road exit ramp is temporarily closed during this work, with a detour in place via Oak Flats interchange and existing Princes Highway.

With changed traffic conditions in place on the motorway detours for cyclists will be via the East West Link or existing Princes Highway.

SEP 2021

SEP 2021Traffic changes on East West Link

We moved road users onto the final alignment of the East West Link in September. The final arrangement for the East West Link splits the eastbound and westbound lanes. Eastbound road users will travel over the new bridge.

To allow this work to occur safely, temporary night closures of East West Link for eastbound traffic will be in place. Electronic message signs will advertise dates in advance. During the temporary closure, a detour for eastbound road users will be in place via Croome Road, Tongarra Road and the existing Princes Highway.

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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
  • 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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7 August

True north for Albion Park Rail bypass as lanes open

19 June 2021

Albion Park Rail bypass opening a few steps away

15 June 2021

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

16 November 2020

Early opening for Albion Park Rail bypass

12 August 2020

New Albion Park Rail bypass bridges on the way

May 2020

First bridge completed on Albion Park rail Bypass

November 2019

Part of new East West Link Road now open to traffic

November 2019

First permanent traffic switch for the Albion Park Rail bypass

November 2018

Detailed design for Albion Park Rail bypass on display

November 2018

Changed traffic conditions on Croome Road at Albion Park

October 2018

Investigation work on Princes Highway at Yallah and Oak Flats



Contact us

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

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