New lanes open on Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek Pacific Highway upgrade
28 APRIL 201728 April
Further progress has been made on the 14 kilometre Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek Pacific Highway upgrade with traffic moving onto new lanes between Range Road at Dirty Creek and south of Grays Road at Halfway Creek overnight.
The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek project as part of the $4.36 billion 155 kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway to two lanes in each direction.
This is great news for the community as another section of highway is now available for motorists to use, improving safety in this section of the upgrade.
The change transfers all highway traffic onto the new lanes for about four kilometres in a contraflow arrangement and allows building of the new southbound lanes to continue.
A temporary intersection will be installed at McPhillips Road while the new southbound lanes are built. Bus services will use the new intersection and a new bus stop will be installed at the northern end of the access road.
Roads and Maritime Services has upgraded 459 kilometres or 70 per cent of the Pacific Highway between Hexham and the Queensland border to four lane divided road, with completion of the remaining 30 per cent targeted for 2020, weather permitting.
This includes the 23 kilometre Oxley Highway to Kundabung project, the 14 kilometre Kundabung to Kempsey project, the 20 kilometre Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads project and the 26 kilometre upgrade between Woolgoolga and Glenugie, the southernmost section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade.