More than 500,000 hours of work has now gone into the Albion Park Rail bypass helping to complete 25 per cent of the vital infrastructure project, which extends the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian today joined Member for Kiama Gareth Ward beside the Princes Highway at Yallah to mark the important milestone on the $630 million project.
“This 9.8 kilometre bypass is the missing link between Sydney and Bomaderry and it is great to see work progressing well,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Once complete in 2022, drivers will be able to bypass up to 16 intersections and cut up to 30 per cent off their travel time.”
Mr Ward said 40 per cent of major earthworks are now complete and construction has started on six of the 13 bridges along the bypass, including twin bridges at Yallah.
“Works on These twin 28-metre long bridges, which pass over what will be the new Yallah Road, are on track for delivery in early 2020,” Mr Ward said.
“With these bridges, Yallah Road becomes an underpass which will facilitate important local connectivity between Yallah and Haywards Bay as the populations in these areas grow.
“The Albion Park Rail bypass is just one of two major highway projects underway in my electorate, including the Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade.”
The local community is invited to attend the next community information session for the Albion Park Rail bypass on Monday 23 September, 6-8pm, Centenary Hall, 108 Tongarra Road, Albion Park.
Community members may drop in at any time during the session to ask questions and receive an update about the project.
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