Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said the 155 kilometre duplication of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina is powering ahead with new access roads, realignments and rockblasting along the first 26 kilometres.
He said motorists will notice significant changes, including the Sherwood Creek Road overpass taking shape and the Luther access road at Halfway Creek and Dundoo Reach well underway.
“These works started in April and are showing real progress, but motorist should expect major traffic changes as the work continues over the next three months,” Mr Hogan said, adding that the Roads and Maritime Services will inform road users of changed traffic conditions.
“Upcoming works will include realigning the Kungala Road intersection at Halfway Creek, building the Lemon Tree and Corindi service roads and upgrading Eggins Drive at Arrawarra.
“When completed, the upgrade will reduce travel time and fuel costs, and most importantly improve safely.”
Mr Hogan said the duplication will create up to 2500 direct jobs and 7500 indirect jobs.
“The Pacific Highway upgrade is providing local jobs for local people,” he said.