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Pacific Highway – Kundabung to Kempsey

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2014 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$230,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$115,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Kempsey Shire Council
State:NSW
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The project has upgraded the Pacific Highway to provide 14 kilometres of four-lane divided road from south of Kundabung, where it connects to the Oxley Highway to Kundabung project that is currently under construction, to the Kempsey Bypass. The project, built to Class-A (Arterial) standard, includes a new grade separated interchange in the vicinity of Kundabung Road and Rodeo Drive, two new rest areas, and a new heavy vehicle inspection facility.

Benefits

The project has improved road safety and economic efficiency by reducing travel times and freight transport costs.

Funding

The total cost of the project is $230 million. The Australian Government is providing $115 million and the NSW Government is providing $115 million towards the construction of this project.

Timetable

McConnell Dowell/OHL Joint Venture was awarded the contract to construct the project on 16 April 2014. Major works commenced on 21 November 2014 and a staged opening commenced in September 2017. The project will fully open at 110 kilometres per hour upon the completion of the Oxley Highway to Kundabung project.

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Project details last updated: 4/10/2017