Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads - Pacific Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading 20 kilometres of highway. The project includes building 15 bridges, new interchanges at Warrell Creek and Bald Hill Road and access ramps at North Macksville. The $830 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. The project, subject to weather, is expected to open to traffic in late 2017.

Updates and announcements

View or download the July 2017 project update (PDF, 731Kb).

Directional signage plan

As part of the project, a directional signage plan has been developed and is now available for community comment.

A plan has been prepared to show the wording and location of new signs to be installed as part of the project. Along with major directional signs, the plan outlines the signposting scheme for creek and river crossings, the highway service centre at the Nambucca Heads interchange and tourist route signage. All signs to be installed on the upgraded highway need to comply with a range of guidelines and criteria to ensure motorists are able to find locations and make timely journey decisions.

Please view or download the directional signage plans for:

Have your say

The community is now invited to view and comment on the directional signage plan.

The plan will be on display from Monday 17 July until 5pm Monday 14 August 2017 at the following locations:

  • Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway upgrade Community Display Centre, 124 Albert Drive, Donnellyville – 9.00am to 5pm

From Monday 24 July to Friday 4 August the plan will also be on display at these locations:

  • Nambucca Shire Council library, 41 Princess Street, Macksville
  • Nambucca Shire Council library, Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads
  • Bowraville Community Technology Centre, 39 High Street, Bowraville
  • Scotts Head Bowling and Recreation Club, West Street, Scotts Head.

The project team will be available to discuss the plan at the following information displays:

  • Foodworks, 16 Wallace Street, Macksville – Thursday, 27 July - 10am to 1pm
  • Woolworths, Back Street, Nambucca Heads – Friday, 28 July - 10am to 1pm
  • Nambucca Heads Community and Arts Centre (Small Hall), Ridge Street Nambucca Heads – Wednesday, 26 July – 4pm to 6pm
  • Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway upgrade project office, 124 Albert Drive, Donnellyville – Thursday, 27 July – 4 pm to 6pm.

Feedback can be provided on the directional signage plan until 5pm on Monday 14 August 2017 via:

  • online: complete our online survey
  • in person: Community Display Centre, 124 Albert Drive, Donnellyville. Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (closed pub lic holidays)
  • email: community@afjv.com.au
  • post: Directional Signage Feedback, PO Box 245 , Macksville NSW 2448
  • telephone: 1800 074 588 (toll free)

To find out more please view or download the July 2017 project notification (PDF, 285Kb).

Macksville north facing ramps

The Environmental Assessment and design refinements for the north facing ramps have now been approved by the Department of Planning and Environment.

The approved ramps will include a northbound on-ramp onto the highway, a southbound off-ramp from the highway and a median cross-over facility to enable emergency vehicles (including ambulances stationed at North Macksville) to travel north and south on the highway.

You can find out more in the latest Macksville north facing ramps community update - June 2016.

Key construction activities

May to July 2017

  • Open Rosewood Road and Cockburns Lane bridges
  • continue bridgework at Lower Warrell Creek, Quarry Access Road and Old Coast Road and floodplain bridges
  • continue concrete paving along the project
  • continue asphalt paving along the project
  • ongoing work on the north facing ramps including concreting the new roundabouts
  • ongoing work on the Bald Hill Road interchange
  • dismantling of the pre-cast girder production facility
  • final deliveries of girders to the Upper Warrell Creek bridge
  • continue construction of the Upper Warrell Creek bridge substructure and the railway underpass structure.

Project background

The Acciona Ferrovial (Pacifico) Joint Venture has been engaged to design and build the Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway project.

The 20 kilometre Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade received project approval in July 2011 as part of the larger Warrell Creek to Urunga upgrade. For information on the northern section of the Warrell Creek to Urunga upgrade, view the Nambucca Heads to Urunga project page.

Employment opportunities

To apply for employment opportunities please complete the Pacifico Registration of Interest (ROI) form and forward it to:

Pacifico Human Resources
Pacifico PO Box 254
Macksville NSW 2447

Email: hr@afjv.com.au

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