Illawarra Newsroom

Albion Park Bypass Plans Move Forward

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During peak traffic hours and on Sundays when people are coming back from down the coast the road through Albion Park is the one strip people dread driving through.

Hope is in sight though the NSW government is pushing forward with its plans to build the long-awaited Albion Park Rail bypass.

The government will on Monday call for registrations of interest from tenderers to design and build the bypass.

Fifteen million dollars was allocated in the 2016-17 state budget to continue the project’s planning and pre-construction works.

The new road infrastructure also can’t come soon enough for Labor Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson, who has repeatedly called for a construction timetable.

In 2015, then NSW Premier Mike Baird vowed to spend $550 million on the Albion Park Rail bypass during a pre-election visit.

They hope to start the project in 2019.