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Pacific Highway - Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Upgrade

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:27 September 2012 - 10 June 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$877,102,835
Australian Government Contribution:$584,450,000
Local Council/Shire:Ballina Shire Council,Byron Shire Council
State:NSW
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

This project involved the construction of approximately 17 kilometres of four lane divided road built to Class-M (motorway) standard. It links the Ballina bypass in the south to the existing dual carriageway at Ewingsdale in the north. The project included two interchanges and twin 434 metre long tunnels through St Helena Hill.

Benefits

The project has improved road safety, reduced travel times, reduced freight transport costs and improved economic efficiency.

Funding

The total cost of the project is $877.1 million. The Australian Government is providing $584.5 million and the NSW Government is providing $292.7 million towards the construction of the project.

Timetable

Lend Lease was awarded the contract to design and construct the project on 28 October 2011. Major works commenced on 27 September 2012. A staged opening to traffic commenced on 18 December 2015 and the full opening occurred on 10 June 2016.

Photo Gallery

Early works and erosion and sediment control measures looking north.
Early works on the project
Official opening of the project
Official opening
Completed St Helena Tunnels
St Helena Tunnels

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Project details last updated: 30/09/2016