Motorists are benefiting from nine kilometres of new single lane highway between Devils Pulpit and New Italy as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
He said traffic recently moved onto the new northbound lanes while work continued along the existing highway, which will form the future southbound carriageway.
“It’s been an exciting start to 2019, with more than 20 kilometres of new single carriageway already opened between Glenugie and Ballina,” Mr Hogan said.
“The upgrade is on track to open to traffic in 2020 and sections of the new highway will continue to open progressively as they are completed, meaning smoother, and more reliable journeys.
“With more than 80 per cent of the highway now duplicated, this huge project is now on the home stretch.
“We’re already seeing travel time reductions of around two hours, and fatal crashes have halved.
“Once completed, the Pacific Highway will boast a four lane divided road from Hexham to the Queensland border, with improved travel reliability and better access for communities along the route.”
More information about the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade is available here.