Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said motorists are now enjoying a smoother and safer journey along 10 kilometres of new divided highway as part of the 14-kilometre Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek Pacific Highway upgrade.
“As part of the Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek upgrade, all highway traffic is now travelling on the new divided carriageway between Arrawarra interchange and the new interchange at Range Road,” he said.
“After opening the 10 kilometre upgrade to motorists, finishing work will now be carried out at the Range Road interchange to allow the new southbound off ramp to be built in the shortest time.”
The Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek upgraded section adds to the 493 kilometres of the Pacific Highway, around 75 per cent, which is now four-lane divided highway.
“The project will deliver increased productivity and reduce road trauma for decades to come ” Mr Hogan said.
State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said motorists travelling to Corindi Beach and surrounding areas will be directed to use the Arrawarra interchange as a temporary arrangement for two weeks.
“Further work will be carried out between Arrawarra Interchange and Tasman Street to complete the medians and new local intersections, which is expected to take around four weeks, weather permitting,” he said.
Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said there will be temporary changed traffic conditions while work is carried out on sections of the upgrade, and a new rest area is built.
“There will be one lane in each direction on the divided highway with a speed limit of 80 km/h in place for the safety of workers and motorists,” he said.
For more information on the Pacific Highway upgrade, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/pacific-highway/index.html.