Soft soil (wave 1) Farlows Lane to Chatsworth Road

Updates and announcements

Changed traffic conditions on the Pacific Highway at Mororo

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the Pacific Highway at Mororo to progress early work between Farlows Lane and Chatsworth Road as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

Early work activities include spraying weeds, installing access gates, fencing and signage, line marking and earthwork.  

Work will be carried out on both sides of the Pacific Highway just south of the Mororo Road intersection for a distance of about 600 metres.

Around six hectares of vegetation will be cleared within the project area and be managed in accordance with the approved environmental management plan and biodiversity offset strategy.

Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and Saturdays between 8am and 5pm until November, excluding public holidays.

Temporary traffic changes including lane closures, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for up to six weeks, weather permitting.

Soft soil work is 55 per cent complete, current activities include:

  • Water services relocation (Serpentine Channel and Chatsworth Island)
  • Laying geotextile fabric and rock drainage layers
  • Wick drain installation

Upcoming activities involve:

  • Removing material from Mororo to supply rock for soft soil work
  • Water and sewer relocations between Maclean Channel and Iluka Road
  • Excavating at Green Hill, Gulmarrad
  • Installing fencing and environmental protection measures before starting excavation at Mororo on the eastern side of the Pacific Highway
  • Removal and temporary stockpiling of topsoil and mulch
  • Installing wick drains south of the Clarence River
  • Removing houses within the project boundary
  • Placing rock and earth fill at various locations north of the Clarence River and near the Yamba ramps
  • Environmental monitoring of dust, noise and water quality.
Aerial photo of Fill 4, looking north
Aerial photo of Fill 4, looking north
Aerial photo of Fill 7, looking south
Aerial photo of Fill 7, looking south

Project documents

Soft soil (wave 1) Farlows Lane to Chatsworth Road early works letter

July 2015

Soft soil early work activities from August 2015

Notification letter

December 2015

Major soft soil work under way on Pacific Highway upgrade between Farlows Lane and Chatsworth Road

Notification letter

December 2015

Excavation at Green Hill, Gulmarrad using McIntyres Lane January to September 2016

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