Oxley Highway to Kundabung project
Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading about 23 kilometres of highway to four lane divided road. The $820 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments and involves building 23 bridges with major river crossings over the Hastings and Wilson rivers and interchanges at Sancrox Road, Blackmans Point Road and Haydons Wharf Road. The project is about 60 per cent complete and expected to open to traffic in 2017.
Controlled blasting is required near in Cooperabung Range in order to remove hard rock where it is not possible to use mechanical methods. Controlled blasting will be taking place April 2017, weather permitting.
During this time there will be an exclusion zone around the controlled blast site, which includes the Pacific Highway. To ensure the safety of road users travelling on the Pacific Highway between Yarrabee Road and Cooperabung Drive all traffic will be stopped and delays of up to 10 minutes will be experienced.
Planned controlled blasting date:
- Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 1.30pm
Motorists are advised to plan travel around these times and allow extra time for their journeys.
Advance notice of all controlled blasting activities will also be provided on electronic message boards along the Pacific Highway.
If you would like more information about this activity please see the Controlled blasting fact sheet for more information.
Upgrading the Oxley Highway to Kundabung section involves building 23 kilometres of four lane divided road, including bridges over Hastings and Wilson rivers.
The upgrade is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
Key construction activities
May – July 2017
- Continue paving on the southbound carriageway, South of Fernbank Creek bridge
- Continue work on the southbound carriageway north of Haydons Wharf Road
- Continue installing fencing and landscaping across the project
- Continue bridge construction at Yarrabee Road and Cooperabung Creek.