Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading 14 kilometres of highway. The project includes building an interchange at Range Road, twin bridges at Corindi floodplain as well as local access bridges over the highway at Sherwood Creek Road and Kangaroo Trail Road. The project is part of the $4.36 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade and is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. The project is 70 percent complete and expected to open to traffic in 2017, weather permitting.

Dirty Creek Range cutting
Dirty Creek Range cutting

Project overview

This upgrade will link the Sapphire to Woolgoolga project to the south and the Halfway Creek to Glenugie project to the north. Major work started in July 2015 on the Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek project. Roads and Maritime Services has engaged OHL and York to build the highway upgrade.

Upcoming activities

October to December 2016

Upcoming work on the project will include:

  • Moving Pacific Highway traffic on to a 1.8 kilometre section of the new northbound carriageway from the southern tie-in at Arrawarra back onto the existing highway south of Tasman Street at Corindi Beach
  • Opening the upgraded section of Eggins Drive from Arrawarra Beach Road to south of the entrance to the Darlington Beach Holiday Park to traffic
  • Completing controlled blasting
  • Continuing surveys and boundary fencing
  • Continuing earthwork and drainage
  • Completing the Cassons Creek, Corindi Creek, Corindi floodplain, Corindi access road and Range Road interchange bridges
  • Property adjustments
  • Building the Corindi access road
  • Continuing crushing and screening of select earthwork material near Hawthorn Close, Corindi Beach
  • Continuing operation of the concrete batch plant near Taylors Run, Corindi Beach
  • Continuing concrete paving and out of hours saw-cutting
  • Monitoring dust, noise and water quality
  • Continuing to upgrade Falconers Lane and The Siding at Dirty Creek, and Eggins Drive at Arrawarra.

Employment opportunities

For employment opportunities on this section contact:

Project documents

Pacific Highway traffic switch at Range Road, Dirty Creek

July 2016

Notification for traffic changes being implemented at Range Road

Access arrangements notification

April 2016

Notification for changed access arrangements at Sherwood Creek Road and Eggins Drive, and Kangaroo Trail Road

Work Notification for Eggins Drive

January 2016

Notification for the Eggins Drive Upgrade

Project update notification

January 2016

Notification of works taking place from January to March 2016

Works notification

November 2015

Changed access arrangements at Rediger Close and Grays Road

Notification for girder placement

November 2015

Temporary highway delays for placement of girders

Proposal letter

October 2015

Proposal to increase blast limits

Fact sheet

October 2015

Controlled blasting facts

Project update notification

October 2015

Notification of works taking place from October to December 2015

Map of the temporary Kangaroo Trail Road side track

July 2015

Major work to start

June 2015

Update on upcoming activities

Community registration form

April 2015

Registration form for the project

Notification of early works between Woolgoolga and Halfway Creek

April 2015

Letter to community outlining early work activities, work hours and contact details

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