Nambucca Heads to Urunga - Pacific Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services has engaged Lend Lease to design and build the $780 million Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade. Major work began on 15 January 2014 and the project opened to traffic on 22 July 2016.

Updates and announcements

The Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade project opened to traffic in July 2016. An update on new traffic arrangements are detailed in the community update (PDF,738Kb).

Project background

Upgrading the Nambucca Heads to Urunga section involves building 22 kilometres of four-lane divided road, including two new interchanges north of Nambucca Heads and Ballards Road and upgrading the existing Waterfall Way interchange at Raleigh. A rest area will also be built on the western side of the highway at the Nambucca Heads interchange.

The Warrell Creek to Urunga upgrade received project approval in July 2011. The 42-kilometre upgrade is being delivered in two sections, from Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads and from Nambucca Heads to Urunga.

For information on the southern section of the larger Warrell Creek to Urunga proposal, see the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads project page.

The Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade is jointly funded by the Federal and New South Wales Governments.

Key construction activities

July to September 2016

  • Complete line marking on new road surface
  • Install all directional signage
  • Complete landscaping across the project
  • Install wire rope barriers
  • Change the access to and from Boggy Creek Road
  • Open new highway to traffic
  • Rebuild Valla Road (under new highway)
  • Complete work around Waterfall Way interchange.
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