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.

Major work on the Frederickton to Eungai upgrade 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 August to October 2014 (weather permitting)

  • Completion and opening to traffic of various access roads
  • Diversion of Pacific Highway traffic onto Macleay Valley Way to allow construction of the new highway alignment and Stuarts Point Interchange.
  • Ongoing installation of fauna underpasses and fencing
  • Continuation of concrete paving of the new highway alignment. This will involve some out of hours work for concrete saw-cutting.
  • Bulk earthwork and drainage works along the new road corridor and service roads
  • Ongoing haulage of material on local road
  • Continuation of the construction of the 20 new bridges throughout the project including delivery and installation of bridge girders and planks
  • Construction of the new rest areas near Cooks Lane
  • Construction and commissioning of the second concrete batch plant at the southern compound near the Frederickton interchange.
  • 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