Pacific Highway Upgrade

Frederickton to Eungai

Project snapshot

Project contractors: Thiess Pty Ltd
Form of contract: Design and construct
Start date for major construction: August 2013
Expected completion date: 2016
Funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

Roads and Maritime Services has engaged Thiess to design and construct the Frederickton to Eungai upgrade. Major work began in August 2013 and once complete, the upgraded section will link up with the Kempsey bypass in the south and the existing dual carriageway section to the north of Eungai Rail.

The Frederickton to Eungai section will involve building 26.5 kilometres of four-lane divided road as well as building a new interchange at Stuarts Point Road and installing safe, modern rest areas on both sides of the highway at Cooks Lane south of Barraganyatti.

The main site compound for the project is located at 229 Cooks Lane, Clybucca. For more information view the project update (PDF, 232KB), contact the project information toll free line 1800 668 240 or email community-enquiries@F2E.incite.com.au.

Key construction activities during April to June 2014 (weather permitting) 

 

  • Installation of animal fencing
  • Start of paving on some access roads
  • Construction of temporary diversions around local road bridges
  • Continue bridge piling across the Collombatti and Clybucca floodplains
  • Bulk earthwork including drainage in the new road corridor as well as service roads
  • Hauling material on local roads and across the Pacific Highway
  • Mulching and removal of cleared vegetation
  • Relocation of utilities.
Macleay Valley Way looking south Batch plant at Cooks Lane, Clybucca Culvert on the Clybucca floodplain Earthworks in the northern zone Earthworks on the Collombatti floodplain Bridge piling on the Collombatti floodplain Bridge piling on the Collombatti floodplain Bulk earthworks fleet on Macleay Valley Way Macleay Valley Way construction Precast concrete bridge piles for bridges on the project. Piling works on the Collombatti Creek floodplain bridge.   NBN News crew report on the progress of piling works on the Collombatti floodplain bridge. Top of concrete caps, placed over timber piles in the soft soil transition zones, adjacent to Johnsons Ck bridge, south of Cooks Lane. Piling works underway at the Collombatti Ck Floodway overflow Bridge. Photo show earthworks underway on the Collombatti Floodplain, as well as preparation works for the bridges over Collombatti Ck, Seven hills Drain and Work on the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade is progressing well. Work on the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade is progressing well. Work on the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade is progressing well. Work on the Frederickton to Eungai Pacific Highway upgrade is progressing well. Aerial of Frederickton interchange looking north Aerial of the Collombatti floodplain Looking south along Access Road C and main alignment Aerial of Cooks Lane site compound and rest area