Frederickton to Eungai upgrade community information session

18 August 2014

Frederickton to Eungai upgrade community information session

Local residents and business owners are invited to learn more about the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade at an upcoming community information session.

Roads and Maritime Services said community members will be able to learn more about work under way, expected traffic changes from upcoming work and have the opportunity to give feedback and answer questions.

“We invite anyone interested in learning more to visit the project site office at 229 Cooks Lane in Clybucca on Wednesday 20 August from 5.45pm to 7pm,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“The project team has made considerable progress in July and moved 22,000 cubic metres of material each working day – that’s the equivalent of nine Olympic sized swimming pools.

“About two million cubic metres of earth has already been shifted to make the new road out of a total of 2.7 million cubic metres required.

This month, the first of the project’s 564 bridge beams will be delivered to the project’s southern site compound adjacent to the Frederickton interchange.

Piling work for the three bridges over the Collombatti floodplain is now complete and work has begun to build the new bridge over the main northern rail line. Concrete paving is also under way south of Eungai.

The information session will also offer further informaton about upcoming night work, plans for new signs and details about the first major traffic switch later this year.

The upcoming switch will involve highway traffic being temporarily diverted on to Access Road C near Stuarts Point Road until the project is completed.

“Roads and Maritime Services has engaged Thiess to design and build the section linking the Kempsey bypass in the south and the existing four lane divided road north of Eungai Rail,” the Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“The project is funded by the Australian and NSW governments and is expected to be complete in 2016.”

Invitations to the community information session will be sent to all residents registered to receive updates about the project.

Community members can register to access more information about the project by calling 1800 668 240 or emailing

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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