Blackadder safety works

Safety improvement works at Blackadder on the Pacific Highway, 35km north of Coffs Harbour, were completed in June 2012.

Project background

The safety and traffic improvements at this location were part of the NSW Government's commitment to upgrade the Pacific Highway under the $170 million, five-year Road Toll Response Package.

Roads and Maritime Services improved the radius of the curve and installed a central wire rope barrier to the north of Blackadder Creek Bridge to improve safety for motorists.

The project included raising the levels of the highway to reduce traffic disruptions caused by localised flooding.

Project objectives

  • Improve horizontal alignment by replacing existing with one 500m radius curve
  • Installation of central wire rope to separate opposing traffic
  • Increase flood immunity to maintain highway traffic up to a 1 in 10 year event.
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