|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||15 October 2014 - Late 2017
|Estimated Project Cost:||$820,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$542,410,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Port Macquarie Hastings Council,Kempsey Shire Council
|Corridor:||Sydney - Brisbane
The project will upgrade the Pacific Highway to provide 23 kilometres of four-lane divided road commencing from 700 metres north of the intersection of the Oxley and Pacific highways just north of Port Macquarie, to just south of Kundabung.
The project comprises 17.3 kilometres built to Class-M (Motorway) standard and 5.7 kilometres built to Class-A (Arterial) standard. The project includes major crossings of the Hastings and Wilson rivers, a bypass of Telegraph Point, new grade separated interchanges at Blackmans Point Road and Haydons Wharf Road, and fauna crossings.
The project will improve road safety and economic efficiency by reducing travel times and freight transport costs.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments. The Australian Government is providing $542.41 million and the NSW Government $277.59 million to deliver the project.
Lend Lease was awarded the contract to design and construct the project on 18 March 2014. Major works commenced on 15 October 2014 and are expected to be completed in late 2017.
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Project details last updated: 30/09/2016