TIMELINE: How Pacific Hwy upgrade is unfolding

THE Pacific Highway upgrade is one of the largest road infrastructure projects in NSW.

It connects Sydney and Brisbane, and is a major contributor to Australia's economic activity.

The federal and NSW governments are working together to upgrade the highway to a dual carriageway.

Upgrading started in 1996 and 2020 has been identified as the targeted completion.

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Currently 408km of the Pacific Hwy between Hexham and the Queensland border are now four lane divided road (62%) and about 145km are being built (22%).

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The remaining sections are all being prepared for major work.

This is when your section of the Pacific Highway will be fully upgraded to dual carriageway.

Tintenbar to Ewingsdale

  • Started construction September 2012
  • Partially open from December 2015
  • Dual carriageway opened March 2016
From the Greys Rd overpass, the Woolgoolga bypass section of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Hwy upgrade looks ready to use. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
From the Greys Rd overpass, the Woolgoolga bypass section of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Hwy upgrade looks ready to use. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Woolgoolga to Ballina

  • Delivery Partner contract awarded to PacificComplete June 2015
  • Stage 2 Pimlico to Teven south of Ballina started construction November 2013 expected open early 2016
  • - Soft soil work ongoing
  • - Early work expected to start mid 2016
  • - Woolgoolga to Glenugie started construction June 2015. Expected completion 2017
  • Contractors shortlisted to design/build bridge over Clarence River. Expect to award contract in early 2016
  • - Project expected open date 2020

Nambucca Heads to Urunga

  • Started construction November 2013
  • Expected open date - second half 2016
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Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads

  • Started construction December 2014
  • Expected open date - end 2017

Frederickton to Eungai

  • Started construction August 2013
  • Expected open date - mid 2016
The Woolgoolga Bypass.
The Woolgoolga Bypass. Trevor Veale

Kundabung to Kempsey

  • Started construction November 2014
  • Expected open date - end 2017

Oxley Highway to Kundabung

  • Started construction October 2014
  • Expected open date - end 2017

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