Mount Ousley interchange

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Project overview

Transport for NSW is building an interchange on the M1 Princes Motorway at the base of Mount Ousley.

Mount Ousley interchange

The interchange will replace the existing intersection of the Princes Motorway and Mount Ousley Road, improving connectivity, safety and efficiency to those travelling through the gateway to Wollongong.

Interactive portal

To view the Urban Design and Landscape Strategy Report and to learn more about the project, visit our interactive portal.

Latest news

May 2024 – Project update

We’d like your feedback on the project’s Urban Design and Landscape Strategy Report which is on display until Sunday 9 June 2024. To learn more view the project update (PDF, 4.59 MB).

May 2024 – Come and meet the project team

The team will be out and about in the community to discuss the project and answer your questions during the display period. You can join us at:

  • Friday 31 May 2024, 8am until 3pm at Wollongong Markets Crown Street Mall, Wollongong
  • Monday 3 June 2024, 3pm until 7pm at TAFE Wollongong Library, TAFE Wollongong Campus, Block A Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
  • Friday 7 June 2024, 8am until 3pm at Wollongong Markets Crown Street Mall, Wollongong

May 2024 – Night work in June

In addition to day work, night work will be carried out as required between 7pm and 6am, Mondays to Thursdays, from Monday 3 June until Thursday 27 June 2024.

For more information view the latest resident update (PDF, 270.13 KB).

April 2024 – Night work in April and May

In addition to day work, night work will be carried out as required between 7pm and 6am, Mondays to Thursdays, from Monday 22 April until Thursday 30 May 2024.
 
For more information view the latest resident update (PDF, 2.25 MB).

March 2024 – Project update

Early work activities are under way on the project. To learn more about what’s happening now and key changes from the concept design view the project update (PDF, 2.27 MB).

Project information

Background

The Mount Ousley interchange has been designed to improve safety for road users by separating light and heavy vehicles, improve travel time and efficiency for all motorists, support growing freight movements, and improve access to and from the M1 Princes Motorway and Wollongong CBD. 

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.

Features

  • A heavy vehicle bypass lane for southbound travel, separating light and heavy vehicles
  • Separate off ramps for southbound light and heavy vehicles exiting the M1 Princes Motorway
  • Two heavy vehicle safety ramps
  • A bridge over the M1 Princes Motorway with signalised intersections connecting the M1 Princes Motorway, Mount Ousley Road and the new access road to the University of Wollongong
  • A commuter car park
  • A roundabout that provides access to the M1 Princes Motorway and the University access road
  • A shared path along the bridge over the M1 Princes Motorway and the University access road
  • A southbound access road between Mount Ousley Road and University Avenue
  • A pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the southbound access road
  • A shared path connecting to the existing path from Helen Street, and upgrades to the shared path adjacent to TAFE NSW Wollongong.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Mount Ousley interchange project?

The interchange will replace the existing intersection of the Princes Motorway and Mount Ousley Road, improving connectivity, safety and efficiency to those travelling through the gateway to Wollongong.

What is the cost of the project?

The Australian and NSW governments have jointly funded the $390 million project.

Where is the project up to?

Fulton Hogan has been awarded the contract to design and build the new interchange. Early work activities and detailed design is under way.

When will work start?

Major work is planned to start in late 2024.

How long will the project take to complete?

The project will take up to four years to complete, weather permitting.

 

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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 792 918

Email: MountOusleyInterchange@fultonhogan.com.au

Mail: Mount Ousley interchange, PO Box 477 Wollongong NSW 2520