Kundabung to Kempsey project

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading about 14 kilometres of highway to four lane divided road between Barrys Creek in Kundabung and the South Kempsey Interchange. The $230 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments and involves building an interchange at Kundabung Road, new intersections for local access roads, bus stops and new rest areas at Barrys Creek. The project opened to traffic on 18 September 2017.

Highway traffic travelling on the 14 kilometers of new divided carriageway
Highway traffic travelling on the 14 kilometers of new divided carriageway

Project background

Upgrading the Kundabung to Kempsey section involves building 14 kilometres of four lane divided road, an interchange at Kundabung Road, new intersections for local access roads, bus stops, and new rest areas at Barrys Creek.

Key construction activities

September - November 2017

  • Minor work to install the utilities remain in the new heavy vehicle inspection bay located in the Maria River state forest
  • Continue construction of the new northbound rest area at Barrys Creek
  • Finishing work on highway median and at local roads including line marking, barrier removal, landscaping

Video - controlled blasting

This short video shows a series of controlled blasts carried out during project construction (no audio).

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