Frederickton to Eungai - Pacific Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services upgraded 26.5 kilometres of highway between Frederickton interchange and Eungai Rail. The project included building 20 new bridges, a new interchange at Stuarts Point Road and installing safe, modern rest areas on both sides of the highway at Clybucca. The $675 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. The project opened to traffic on 16 May 2016.

Aerial view of the Frederickton to Eungai upgrade looking south from the new rest areas at Clybucca
Aerial view of the Frederickton to Eungai upgrade looking south from the new rest areas at Clybucca

Updates and announcements

The Post-Construction Operational Noise Report for the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade is now available.

Noise monitoring was carried out in August and September 2016 at various locations throughout the project to compare actual noise levels against the predicted noise levels used in the project design. The monitoring also examined the effectiveness of mitigation measures in place to determine if further action was needed. The assessment found operational noise levels closely match the predicted noise levels across all locations on the project and meet the Environmental Criteria for Road Traffic Noise for new freeways. The noise report has been reviewed by the NSW Environment Protection Authority and Department of Planning and Environment to ensure regulatory requirements have been met. A copy of the report is available from the operational noise section of the project documents page.

Project background

Roads and Maritime engaged CPB Contractors (formerly Thiess) to design and build the Frederickton to Eungai upgrade. Major work began in August 2013 and the now completed upgrade has linked the Kempsey bypass in the south with the existing dual carriageway section to the north of Eungai Rail.

The Frederickton to Eungai section involved building 26.5 kilometres of four-lane divided road as well as building a new interchange at Stuarts Point Road and installing safe, modern rest areas on both sides of the highway at Cooks Lane south of Barraganyatti.

This project was funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

For more information contact the project information toll free line 1800 653 092 or email pacific.highway@rms.nsw.gov.au.

Project snapshot

  • Project contractors: CPB Contractors (formerly Thiess)
  • Form of contract: Design and build
  • Start date for major construction: August 2013
  • Completion date: mid 2016.

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