Pimlico to Teven - Pacific Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Pacific Highway between Pimlico Road and Teven Road, about 2.3km in length.

Updates and announcements

Motorists were moved onto the final alignment of the Bruxner Highway in August 2015.

Work is continuing on the new Duck Creek Bridge and the old Bruxner Highway road surface is being removed.

Reduced speed limits and traffic control will be in place and motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

Pacific Highway motorists are continuing to use the new section of road just south of Duck Creek Bridge..

Motorists are travelling on the new section for about 750 metres, which then merges back onto the existing highway alignment.

Moving traffic off the existing highway enables further soft soil treatments to be carried out south of the Duck Creek Bridge along the alignment of the existing Pacific Highway.

Current activities

  • Building Duck Creek Bridge
  • Removing the old Bruxner Highway pavement
  • Installing soft soil ground treatment north of Duck Creek
  • Removing excess material that was used for the soft soil treatments south of Duck Creek
  • Start building the highway south of Duck Creek
  • Sheet piling, water main and pavement works around Bruxner Highway.

Traffic management and reduced speed limits will be in place where needed to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users

Every effort is being made to minimise impacts on motorists, the local community and the natural environment during this important upgrade.

Project snapshot

  • Contractors: Leighton Contractors
  • Form of contract: Construct only
  • Start date of major construction: Nov 2013
  • Completion date: by mid 2016
  • Project value: $92 million

Project background

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Pacific Highway between Pimlico Road and Teven Road, about 2.3km in length. This work will facilitate the next phase of the highway upgrade, which is part of the overall Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

The Pimlico to Teven upgrade is being delivered in three stages.

Stage one was completed by the Ballina Bypass Alliance. It involved soft soil treatment along a 350m section of the Pacific Highway southbound, near the intersection with Pimlico Road.

Stage two consists of:

  • Building 2.3 kilometres of two lane single carriageway on the Pacific Highway (temporary tie-ins to the existing road included)
  • Building 1.3 kilometres of two lane single carriageway on the Bruxner Highway
  • Realignment of 300 metres of two lane single carriageway on Pimlico Road to create a new temporary intersection with the Pacific Highway
  • Building a new 117 metre long bridge over Duck Creek (Pacific Highway)
  • Providing a new 173 metre bridge over Emigrant Creek South (Bruxner Highway)
  • Drainage alterations and landscape works
  • Providing maintenance access roads on both sides of Emigrant Creek South.

At the end of stage two work, Bruxner Highway traffic will be shifted to the final traffic arrangement, and Pacific Highway traffic shifted to the final northbound carriageways.

Stage three will involve building the final southbound carriageway along the current highway alignment. This stage will be undertaken when further funding is available.

Employment opportunities

For employment opportunities contact:

Phone: 1800 778 900 (Press ‘4’ for Pimlico to Teven)
Email: community.contact@P2T.incite.com.au

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