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 March 2017 project update.

Macksville north facing ramps - approved

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 (PDF,888Kb).

Final night girder deliveries through Macksville

Changed traffic conditions will be in place along the Pacific Highway at Macksville to enable the final eight girders to be delivered to build the new bridges at Upper Warrell Creek.

The girders deliveries will be at night between 9:00 pm and 12 midnight and again from 1:30 to 5.000am. They will be transported from the local precast facility on Old Coast Road north of Macksville onto the Pacific Highway and then through Macksville to the bridge sites.

Motorists may experience traffic delays of up to 30 minutes because of the slow speed of the girder transportation.

Roads and Maritime Services has set up an SMS and email alert system for residents and members of the community who wish to receive regular notice about the deliveries. To register call 1800 074 588 or emailing community@afjv.com.au to provide their contact details.

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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