Tintenbar to Ewingsdale - Pacific Highway upgrade

The Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway upgrade is about 17 kilometres in length starting at the northern end of the Ballina bypass at Ross Lane and extending to the Ewingsdale interchange.

Tintenbar to Ewingsdale project - aerial view

Updates and announcements

Project update – traffic staging

The December 2015 project update (PDF, 1MB) outlines the traffic staging as we open the project over the next three months.

Signage plan and consultation report

The final signage plan (PDF, 9.8MB) and consultation report (PDF, 518KB) for the report, were released in August 2015 following consultation from 2012 – 2014.

Project snapshot

  • Contractors:  Lend Lease
  • Form of contract: Design and construct contract
  • Start date of major construction: Mid 2012
  • Expected completion date: Late 2015 (weather permitting)
  • Project value: $862 million
  • Australian Government contribution: $566.1 million*
  • NSW State Government contribution: $295.9 million*.

* Contribution amounts may vary from year to year.

Key features

  • Interchanges for motorists to safely enter and exit the highway
  • A four lane divided road, with a wide median allowing for the future addition of a third lane in each direction when required
  • A motorway standard highway with a 110 km/h speed limit and no access for traffic between interchanges
  • Separated local traffic and highway traffic by providing a continuous alternative local road link between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale for school buses and motorists who do not wish to use the upgraded highway.

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