Sapphire to Woolgoolga Highway upgrade

Sapphire to Woolgoolga Highway upgrade enters final stage

21 March 2014

The Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade is entering the final stage of work and will open to traffic later this year, weather permitting.

Roads and Maritime Services said a series of traffic changes between now and Easter will progressively open one lane in each direction to traffic from Korora to south Woolgoolga.

“Good weather has allowed significant progress on the 25 kilometre highway upgrade in the past six months,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“The Woolgoolga bypass opened to traffic in December last year and the southern section from Sapphire to Woolgoolga is now in the final stages.”

The service road from Killara Avenue to Graham Drive and all remaining overpasses except Gaudrons Road will be progressively opened to traffic.

There will be no work during the Easter break from Friday 18 April to Sunday 27 April.

“Between Easter and June we will finish the job completely and progressively open the full highway to traffic, weather permitting,” the spokesperson said.

“Low noise pavement will be placed on remaining sections of the highway, the Sapphire interchange will be completed, and all traffic changes will be removed.”

The upgrade will provide four lanes of highway from Sapphire, just north of Coffs Harbour, to Arrawarra, north of Woolgoolga.

By the end of the year there will also be 105 kilometres of highway under major work between Raleigh, south of Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

Details of the traffic changes will be available each week on the project website and Live Traffic. Please watch out for these traffic alerts and maps for information on how the temporary changes may affect you. Traffic management and electronic signs will advise motorists of changed conditions.

Roads and Maritime apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciates your patience while this major project is finished.

For further information about the changed traffic conditions and access arrangements please contact the community relations team on 1800 63 63 63 (toll-free).

CONTACT:  Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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