Major milestone for Pacific Highway upgrade at Newrybar

23 October 2014

Work on the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade will reach a major milestone when Pacific Highway traffic is moved on to a new section of road at Newrybar.

Member for Ballina, Don Page said north and southbound Pacific Highway traffic will be diverted under the northern side of the new Emigrant Creek Bridge and onto a newly built section of the local access road to allow the roads to be linked together.

“This work is part of the Australian and NSW governments jointly funded $862 million Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade to improve road safety and access,” Mr Page said.

“Work to build the new links will start on Thursday 30 October and is expected to take five nights to complete, weather permitting.

“Work will be carried out between 7pm and 5am to reduce the impact to Pacific Highway traffic and improve safety for workers and motorists.”

“This project is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to deliver high quality infrastructure to the community and businesses of the Northern region,” Mr Page said.

Signs and 24 hour traffic control with reduced speed limits will be in place to guide motorists.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during continuing upgrade work.

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