Opening this section make the first permanent traffic switch for the project to date and will allow for work to continue on the new bypass.
The traffic switch will enable workers to access the existing road and continue work on the bypass, with the remainder of the new East West Link expected to be open to traffic in early 2020.
Upcoming work includes installing traffic lights at the entrances to both quarries and at the intersection of Woollybutt Drive and Princes Highway, and turning Woollybutt Drive and Durgadin Drive into cul-de-sacs.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said this is part of the $630 million funding commitment for the Albion Park Rail bypass by the NSW State Government. This section will complete the ‘missing link’ for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.
Traffic will shift onto the new section between Croome Road and Woollybutt Drive overnight on Monday 4 November.
Traffic control and reduced speeds will be in place to ensure the safety of road users and workers.