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M1 Princes Motorway, Mount Ousley looking south

M1 Princes Motorway, Mount Ousley looking south.

The countdown is on to the start of work on the Mount Ousley interchange with utility work starting in the next few months.

Work will include the relocation and installation of water, gas, telecommunications and electrical services and will bring the project one step closer to major construction in 2024.

Project Manager Warren Blacka said the Mount Ousley interchange will transform the gateway to Wollongong and will have big benefits for the local community.

“Part of the benefit of the project is it will improve access to the Wollongong CBD, the University of Wollongong and improved movements for freight and vehicles travelling both north and south,” Mr Blacka said.

The project will improve safety by separating the interaction with cars and heavy vehicles travelling south and replace the existing intersection of the M1 Princes Motorway and Mount Ousley Road, making driving safer with smoother flowing traffic.

“Not only will the project provide upgrades in road safety but the project will improve connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists with a new bridge providing east-west connection over the motorway,” said Mr Blacka.

We will build a new pedestrian bridge over Mount Ousley Road and an extension at the existing pedestrian bridge at Northfields Avenue.

We have been working closely with the community and our major stakeholders for many years during the development of the project.

“We live and work in these communities so it is important, we as a community see the benefits to infrastructure projects such as these and it is also important our community feel educated and informed about the project and the associated impacts.”

As part of the project a new commuter car park will be built and relocated to the southern side of the motorway with additional parking spaces and an improved traffic incident response facility.

The right turn northbound from Mount Ousley Road that crosses the southbound lanes is a high accident area and will be removed as part of the project.

The M1 Princes Motorway is the main southern corridor for freight heading to and from the ports, improving efficiency through this area will support future growth of the sector.

View our frequently asked questions or contact our project team for more information.

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