Detailed designs have been released for the Albion Park Rail bypass, which aims to reduce potential excavation and construction impacts by building the motorway to travel over Yallah Road instead of under it.
Community feedback have informed the design changes and include improved amenity for cyclists with grade separated cycle ways.
The designs also aim to improve traffic flow by removing a left slip lane, providing two lanes around a roundabout at Oak Flats interchange and installing roundabout signalling.
A noise mound next to the East West Link will be included in the design, with native plant species to be used in the landscaping.
NSW Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said travel times will improve for Dapto residents, with 65 per cent of traffic to transfer off the existing Princes Highway through Albion park as a result of the bypass.
“The Albion Park Rail bypass detailed design, including the Urban Design and Landscape Character Strategy, will be on display for community feedback until 7th December,” Mr Ward said.
“Major work on the bypass will start in coming weeks. The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.”