Work starts on M1 Pacific Motorway Ourimbah interchange


Work to improve safety on the M1 Pacific Motorway Ourimbah interchange will start today, Monday, May 22.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison said the NSW Government is providing $5.2 million from its Network Efficiency Program to provide a range of safety improvements at the site.

“Safety is the NSW Government’s top priority, and this work will improve safety for about 30,000 motorists who use the interchange daily,” Ms Aitchison said.

“We are committed to ensuring every motorist and passenger experiences smoother and safer journeys and makes it home safely to their loved ones.

“This project will also provide a welcome boost to the local economy by supporting up to 50 direct and indirect jobs during construction.”

Member for the Entrance and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer David Mehan MP said: “Many of my constituents use the M1 to get to and from work and I know my community will welcome this safety upgrade.”

The work involves widening the southbound and northbound exit ramps, installing signals at the western roundabout, line marking, asphalting, installing safety barriers and removable kerb, vegetation removal, utility and pavement drainage adjustments and other associated works.

The work will also involve concrete grooving, which is a proven method to reduce noise coming from the road surface.

Due to the large volume of traffic passing through the interchange, most work will take place when traffic volumes are reduced, from 7pm to 5am up to seven days a week.

Work will also take place from 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting.

There will be some traffic changes to ensure the work zone is safe. Motorists should follow the directions of all signs and traffic control.

Transport for NSW thanks the community for its patience during this time.

Short-term lane closures and traffic control will be in place for some construction activities, which will result in minor delays to traffic flow at the interchange, on M1 Pacific Motorway and Pacific Highway and Burns Road.