|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||29 November 2013 - 22 July 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 project on 3 June 2013. Major works commenced on 15 January 2014 and the project was opened to traffic on 22 July 2016. Post opening finishing works are continuing and expected to be completed in late 2016.
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Project details last updated: 30/09/2016