Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade
30 July 2014
Paving work starts on Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade
A manufacturing plant capable of mixing up to 140,000 cubic metres of concrete is being assembled near the Frederickton interchange as part of paving work for the Pacific Highway upgrade.
Roads and Maritime Services said work on the 26.5 kilometre Frederickton to Eungai upgrade began in August last year and the on-site concrete plant will avoid trucks transporting concrete to the site.
“Producing concrete on site will reduce truck movements to the site throughout the project and provide more efficient project delivery, a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
"Once completed in 2016, this new section will link Kempsey bypass in the south and the existing four lane divided road north of Eungai Rail.”
The spokesperson said two manufacturing plants are being assembled on site to mix concrete for paving.
“One plant is already built at Cooks Lane and another is being built at the southern site compound and will start operation in September.
“Each machine is able to mix up to 140,000 cubic metres of concrete in the life of the project – enough to fill about 56 Olympic swimming pools.”
Work related to setting up the concrete batch plants may need to happen outside of standard work hours and residents impacted by this work will be consulted by the project team before work starts.
The Pacific Highway upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
Roads and Maritime Services has engaged Thiess to design and build the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade.