Pacific Highway upgrade successfully delivered
By Krystle Priddis on 05 July 2018
Opening the final six-kilometre section last week – which followed the opening of the initial 14km of road in December last year – ACCIONA and Ferrovial joint venture has successfully delivered the NSW Pacific Highway upgrade, funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
To improve road safety and transport efficiency and relieve seasonal traffic congestion, the project is part of the larger Warrell Creek to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade. The 20km project was delivered under a Design and Construct Contract managed by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
With more than 650 people working on construction and more than 5000 inductions onto site, the project has been an enormous driver of economic activity in the region since activities began.
The project involved building 15 bridges, including a major new 850-metre bridge over the Nambucca River, two new interchanges, access ramps at North Macksville, and a high standard safety – achieving 2,000,000 hours with no Lost Time Injuries.
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