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Bangor Bypass
New South Wales
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Road sign at the eastern end of Bangor Bypass
General information
Type Road
Length 2.9 km (1.8 mi)
Opened February 2005
Major junctions
Western end New Illawarra Road
Menai, Sydney
  • Old Illawarra Road
  • Akuna Avenue
Eastern end River Road
Bangor, Sydney
LGA(s) Sutherland Shire
Major suburbs Bangor

The Bangor Bypass is a road in New South Wales, Australia, between New Illawarra Road and River Road, bypassing Bangor and Menai. Completed in February 2005, it replaced Menai Road as the main road between A6 and River Road, alleviating traffic on Menai Road and increasing travel speed through Bangor and Menai. It also acts as a western extension of River Road and Woronora Bridge, which was completed four years earlier in 2001. A section of New Illawarra Road north of the bypass was also completed as part of the project, linking the bypass directly to Alfords Point Road.

Stage 2 of the bypass project, commenced in 2009 and completed in early 2011, extended the Stage 1 New Illawarra Road southwards and joined it with the rest of New Illawarra Road at Barden Ridge, allowing the then Metroad 6 (now A6) to bypass Old Illawarra Road.

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