Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Pacific Highway – Kundabung to Kempsey

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2014 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$216,615,342
Australian Government Contribution:$108,307,671
Local Council/Shire:Kempsey Shire Council
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The project has upgraded the Pacific Highway to provide 14km of four-lane divided road from south of Kundabung, where it connects to the Oxley Highway to Kundabung project that was opened to traffic in March 2018, 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 has improved road safety and economic efficiency by reducing travel times and freight transport costs.


The total cost of the project was $216.6 million. The Australian Government provided $108.3 million and the NSW Government provided $108.3 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 the project was fully opened to traffic in October 2017. 

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Project details last updated: 17/08/2020