Pacific Highway Upgrade

Glenugie upgrade

Background

The NSW Minister for Planning approved the Glenugie upgrade project on 17 December 2009.

The Glenugie upgrade project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

The seven kilometre Glenugie upgrade forms part of the larger Woolgoolga to Ballina project. This section extends from Franklins Road to Eight Mile Lane, approximately 15 kilometres south of Grafton.

On Monday 31 October, 2011 highway traffic in both directions was moved onto a new 2.5 kilometre section of highway which is now a completed four lane divided road.

Spray sealing of the permanent Northern end tie in Excavation of the open drains at the Northern end tie in Spray sealing of the permanent Northern end tie in Central tie in granular pavement placement Rocky cnr at southern end pavement realignment works Rocky Corner at the southern end pavement realignment works Culvert extensions on the retained section of the highway Removal of vegetation within highway clear zone on the retained highway Northern alignment tie in, top of select earthworks layer Excavation for shoulder widening on the retained highway Foundation preparation at Rocky Corner, north of Franklins Road realignment on the retained highway Four lane divided motorway under traffic Retained Highway shoulder widening - Granular pavement (ironstone) Concrete Swale drain Dish drain crossing on fire trail Road opening to southbound traffic Spray sealing of the pavement Application of seal bitumen Application of the prime seal Application of the sealing aggregates Asphalting of the southern end tie-in Sealing of the road verge Trimming of pavement material Installation of drainage blanket rock in cut 3 Installation of Geofabric material and the placement of select material over the drainage blanket rock in cut 3 Importing of DGB20HD base pavement material Placing of the DGB20HD base pavement material at Fill 1 Placing of the DGB20HD base pavement material at Fill 1 Benkelman beam testing of the select material at fill 3 Prime sealing of the base pavement in the South bound lane at fill 5 14/7mm double/double emulsion seal at fill 5 one week after the prime seal 14/7mm double/double emulsion seal at fill 5 one week after the prime seal Creek and culvert fauna/ stock fencing Culvert 1 dedicated fauna crossing – Installation of the fauna furniture and sand floor Moisture modification using 2% lime Cut 2 – Drainage blanket rock installation Installation of barriers at the Northern end in preparation for motorway connection to existing highway Installation of the longitudinal drainage outlet at cut 3 Grafton High School Year 10 Work experience students with Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority) Cadet Mitchell Ingram Subsoil drainage installation at Fill 1 Fauna stock fencing at culvert 8 Cut 6 – Placement of the final layer of DGB20HD pavement material Cut 6 – Placement of the final layer of DGB20HD pavement material with grade control by remote Fill 7 – DGB20-HD pavement material being imported and placed onto the North bound embankment Glenugie aerial - looking south Glenugie aerial - fauna crossing Upper zone formation compaction Installation of concrete batter chutes Installation of the fauna aerial rope bridge crossing View of the select layer 2 kilometres south of the northern end of the project Wire rope safety barrier posts were installed Kerb and guttering work Installation of poles for fauna aerial crossings Longitudinal drainge line Steel wire rope barrier installation Stockpile site of material being reused and installation o fauna aerial crossing poles Fauna underpass with Glenugie creek in the background Landscape treatment showing the topsoil Looking north at Franklins Road Looking south with Glenugie peak in the background Cut 7 – Lime stabilsation Cut 9 – DGB20-HD placement Gate 4 entrance – Northern tie in end of the project Nine Mile Creek – Swale drains shotcreting DGB 20-HD placement at fill 9 and SO kerb & gutter DGB 20-HD placement at fill 9 and SO kerb & gutter Cut 4 – Placement of select pavement and geotextile fabric over drainage Blanket Rock Cut 7 – Longitudinal drainage installation Pipe cutting- Bar saw training Installation of drainage pit in kerb and gutter Installation of the Telstra Optic Fibre capping slab Fill 5  - 4 Lane divided motorway carriageway at top of select pavement level. (with Glenugie Peak in distance) Glenugie Upgrade team Cut 4 - southern section of south bound carriageway. Rock crushing of sandstone for production of select pavement material Landscaping work, spreading of a topsoil_mulch mix on the Glenugie upgrade Nine Mile Creek - Bebo arch footing Pre-casting of 6300s Bebo arch footings ready for fabrication prepared at Tamworth for the Glenugie upgrade Backfilling of culvert on the Glenugie upgrade Completed Bebo arch footings at Nine Mile Creek Flocculation of a site sedimentation basin