Nambucca Heads to Urunga - Pacific Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services has completed the 22 kilometre highway upgrade from Nambucca Heads to Urunga. The project included building two new interchanges at Nambucca Heads and Ballards Road and upgraded the existing Waterfall Way interchange at Raleigh. The $780 million project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. 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

Roads and Maritime Services engaged Lend Lease to design and build the Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade. Major work began on 15 January 2014 and was completed in July 2016. Finishing work was completed in November 2016.

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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