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Pacific Highway – Kundabung to Kempsey


Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:21 November 2014 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$230,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$115,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Kempsey Shire Council
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The project will upgrade the Pacific Highway to provide 14 kilometres of four-lane divided road from south of Kundabung, where it will connect 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.


The project will improve road safety and economic efficiency by reducing travel times and freight transport costs.


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.


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 are expected to be completed in late 2017.

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Sod turn for Kundabung to Kempsey
Sod turn for Kundabung to Kempsey

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Project details last updated: 30/09/2016