Completed projects

Currently 459 kilometres of the Pacific Highway between Hexham and the Queensland border are now four lane divided road (70%) and about 117 kilometres are being built (18%). The remaining sections are all being prepared for major work.

Completed projects on the Pacific Highway:

  • Ballina Bypass
    The project provides 12 kilometres of dual carriageway, extending from south of Ballina at the intersection of the Bruxner and Pacific highways to north of Ballina at the intersection of Ross Lane at Tintenbar. The $640 million Ballina bypass project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Bangalow Bypass duplication
    The three kilometre Bangalow Bypass duplication was built in two stages. Stage 1 started in 1994. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments and opened to traffic December 1997.
  • Banora Point
    The upgrade extends over about 2.5 kilometres from the northern end of Barneys Point bridge to the southern end of the Tweed Heads bypass. The Banora Point upgrade project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, and was opened to traffic in September 2012.
  • Bonville upgrade
    The Bonville upgrade involved a 9.6 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway from Perrys Road to Lyons Road and included a bypass of Bonville.
  • Bray – Arthur St, Coffs Harbour
    The 0.8 kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Bray – Arthur Streets, Coffs Harbour opened to traffic in 2000. The project was fully funded by the NSW Government.
  • Brunswick Heads to Yelgun
    The 8.6km dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Brunswick Heads to Yelgun opened to traffic in July 2007. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Bulahdelah to Coolongolook
    The 23.0 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Bulahdelah to Coolongolook was opened to traffic in October 1999. The project was jointly funded by the Federal and NSW State governments.
  • Bulahdelah upgrade
    The Bulahdelah upgrade project was approved by the NSW Minister for Planning on 9 July 2007. It involved the construction of about 8.6 kilometres of four lane divided road with an eastern bypass of the Bulahdelah township. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Bundacree Creek to Possum Brush
    The upgrading of 9.7 km of the Pacific Highway between Bundacree Creek and Failford Rd, Possum Brush, near the township of Nabiac (137.5 km to 147.2 km north of Newcastle) was completed in 2006. The project was jointly funded between the NSW State and Commonwealth Governments.
  • Chinderah Bypass
    The 5.7km dual carriageway bypass of Chinderah opened to traffic in December 1996. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Coolongolook to Wang Wauk
    The 11.7 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Coolongolook and Wang Wauk was opened to traffic in July 2001. The project was jointly funded by the Federal and NSW State governments.
  • Coopernook Bypass
    The Coopernook Bypass opened to traffic on Wednesday 22 March 2006. The project was fully funded by the NSW State Government.
  • Coopernook to Herons Creek
    This project was opened to traffic in July 2010. The 33 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade generally followed the existing highway and included a western bypass of Moorland, Johns River and a eastern bypass of Kew. The project was jointly funded by the NSW and Australian governments.
  • Devils Pulpit upgrade
    This 7.3 kilometre section forms part of the 33km Iluka Road to Woodburn project. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Ewingsdale interchange
    The 1.9 kilometre dual carriageway project extended from the base of the northern end of St Helena Hill to the completed Ewingsdale to Tyagarah project. A grade-separated interchange was built at the Myocum Road/Ewingsdale Road intersection (Byron Bay turn-off). The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Eungai Deviation
    The project provides a further 4.2 km of dual carriageway conditions on the Pacific Highway between Eungai Rail and Allgomera Road (34km to 38.3km north of Kempsey). The project was fully funded by the NSW State Government. Construction of the new southbound carriageway was completed to allow opening of dual carriageways to traffic on 17 December 1998.
  • Ewingsdale to Tyagarah Realignment
    The 3.1km dual carriageway upgrade opened to traffic October 1998. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Gap Road
    The four kilometre project opened to traffic May 1998. The project was fully funded by the NSW Government.
  • Glenugie upgrade
    The seven kilometre Glenugie upgrade opened to traffic on 31 October, 2011. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Halfway Creek
    The 3.4km Pacific Highway Halfway Creek Realignment opened to traffic in 2004. The project was fully funded by the NSW Government.
  • Herons Creek Deviation Duplication
    The Herons Creek Deviation project replaced the single lane sections of the Pacific Highway between Herons Creek and the junction with the Oxley Highway. The Herons Creek project was opened in two stages, the northern stage from Ryans Road to the Oxley Highway in December 1990 and the southern stage in November 1993. The project was jointly funded by the NSW State and Commonwealth Governments.
  • Karuah Bypass
    The Karuah Bypass is a 9.8 km dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway north of Newcastle.The project was officially opened to traffic on the 19 September 2004. The project was jointly funded by the NSW and Australian governments.
  • Karuah to Bulahdelah sections 2 and 3
    The project starts about 2km north of Myall Way and ends about 1km south of Booral Road, which is about 3 km south of Bulahdelah. This project was jointly funded by the NSW and Federal governments.
  • Kempsey Bypass
    The 14.5 kilometre Kempsey bypass project is part of the 40 kilometre Kempsey to Eungai project, which extends from the existing dual carriageway south of Kempsey to the existing dual carriageway at Eungai Rail. The Kempsey Bypass was opened to traffic on Wednesday 27 March 2013.
  • Korora Hill Reconstruction
    The 1.5km upgrade opened to traffic in 1997. The project was fully funded by the NSW State Government.
  • Lower Tweed Master Plan
    The Lower Tweed and Pacific Highway Traffic Master Plan, prepared in 2006, considers the long-term needs of this region in terms of both the highway and local road network functionality. The plan focuses on the form and function of the Banora Point upgrade, Kirkwood Road interchange and the influence of the Tugun bypass project.
  • Lyons Rd – Englands Rd Duals
    The 5.3 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Lyons Road and Englands Road. The project was opened to traffic in 2001. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
  • Raleigh Deviation
    The Raleigh Deviation upgrade provides 8km of divided carriageway between the Kalang River near Urunga and Pine Creek State Forest (85-93km north of Kempsey). The project opened to traffic on 17 September 1998.
  • Raymond Terrace Bypass
    The Raymond Terrace upgrade provides a 7.6km divided dual carriageway bypass of Raymond Terrace (23.4 to 30.8km north of Newcastle). Construction of the Raymond Terrace Bypass commenced in November 1993, and the bypass was opened to traffic on 17 December 1998.
  • Raymond Terrace to Karuah
    The upgrade provides 18km of dual carriageway conditions and continues north from the Raymond Terrace Bypass. The project extends from the northern end of the Raymond Terrace Bypass near Rangers Road to a point 1.5km south of the entrance to the Karuah Golf Club. The project was fully funded by the NSW State Government.
  • Sancrox Interchange
    The Sancrox interchange was part of early works for the Oxley Highway to Kundabung Project. The project opened to traffic on 30 November 2015.
  • Sapphire to Woolgoolga
    This project provides a four-lane divided highway extending approximately 25 kilometres from Campbell Close, Sapphire, to Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra.
  • Tandy's Lane
    This 5.5km dual carriageway upgrade was opened to traffic December 2001. The project was fully funded by the NSW Government.
  • Taree Bypass
    The 14.5 kilometre construction of a dual carriageway bypass of Taree at the Pacific Highway. The project was opened to traffic (Partially opened December 1997. Final section opened May 2000). The project was fully funded by the NSW State government.
  • Taree to Coopernook
    The 7.5 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway at Taree to Coopernook. The project was opened to traffic in 1998. The project was jointly funded by the Federal and NSW State governments.
  • The Lakes Way interchange
    The elevated interchange at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Lakes Way, north of Forster. The project was opened to traffic in July 2005. The project was fully funded by the NSW State government.
  • Tintenbar to Ewingsdale
    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.  The project opened to traffic in December 2015.
  • Tugun Bypass
    The Tugun Bypass opened to traffic in June 2008.
  • Tyndale Realignment
    The Tyndale Realignment was completed in June 2000. The project was fully funded by the NSW Government.
  • Wang Wauk to Bundacree Creek
    The 4.8km upgrade provides dual carriageway conditions (133.7 to 138.5km north of Newcastle), with improvements to the intersection with Wang Wauk Road, and the provision of U-turn facilities and parking bays. The project was jointly funded between the NSW State and Commonwealth Governments.
  • Yelgun to Chinderah
    The 28.6 kilometre dual carriageway Yelgun to Chinderah upgrade opened to traffic in August 2002. The project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
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