Coffs Harbour Bypass
The Coffs Harbour bypass involves a 12 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway from south of Englands Road to Korora Hill, north of Coffs Harbour and includes a western bypass of Coffs Harbour. Interchanges would be provided at Englands Road, Coramba Road and Korora Hill.
Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority) is currently preparing a submissions report in response to the concept design display in September 2008.
Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority) and Coffs Harbour City Council will continue to manage the existing highway through Coffs Harbour until a new highway is built.
Timing for construction will depend on funding negotiations between the State and Federal governments. Once this is determined, an environmental assessment will commence and planning approval will be sought.
- Improve road safety.
- Uninterrupted highway traffic flow.
- Easy access on and off the highway for local traffic.
The concept design includes:
- A new four lane divided carriageway highway from south of Englands Road to Korora Hill.
- An upgrade of the existing Highway from Korora Hill to the southern end of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade to provide a four lane divided carriageway and a local access road.
- The concept design provides for possible grade-separated interchanges at the following locations:
- Englands Road.
- Coramba Hill.
- Korora Hill.
- The existing Pacific Highway would link the Coffs Harbour CBD to the interchanges at Englands Road and Korora Hill.
- A local access road between the southern end of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade and the Korora Hill interchange.
- The Coramba Road interchange would provide access to west Coffs Harbour and the Orara Valley.