|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||29 November 2013 - Late 2016
|Estimated Project Cost:||$780,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$390,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Bellingen Shire Council,Nambucca Shire Council
|Corridor:||Sydney - Brisbane
The project will construct approximately 22 kilometres of four lane divided road, built to Class-M (motorway) standard, from south of the North Coast rail overbridge at Nambucca Heads to the existing interchange with Waterfall Way at Raleigh. New grade-separated interchanges will be constructed at Nambucca Heads and at Ballards Road, south of Urunga. The upgrade also includes a new combined heavy and light vehicle rest area near Nambucca Heads and a major crossing of the Kalang River.
The project will improve road safety, reduce travel times, reduce freight transport costs and improve economic efficiency.
The total cost of the project is $780 million. The Australian Government is providing $390 million and the NSW Government is providing $390 million towards the construction of the project.
Lend Lease Engineering was awarded the contract to design and construct the Nambucca Heads to Urunga project on 3 June 2013. Works including utility relocations and site establishment commenced on 29 November 2013. Major works commenced on 15 January 2014 with construction expected to be completed by late 2016.
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Project details last updated: 13/01/2016