News

Highway design team announced

The Woolgoolga to Glenugie Upgrade is scheduled to be completed by late 2016 and will duplicate 31 kilometres of highway.
The Woolgoolga to Glenugie Upgrade is scheduled to be completed by late 2016 and will duplicate 31 kilometres of highway. © iStockphoto.com/Sven Klaschik

A JOINT venture between Parsons Brinckerhoff and ARUP has been selected to complete the detailed design work on the upgrade and duplication of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Glenugie.

The Woolgoolga to Glenugie Upgrade is scheduled to be completed by late 2016 and will duplicate 31 kilometres of highway, install a new interchange at Range Road, erect bridges across Corindi Creek and the nearby flood plain and build new overpasses at Sherwood Creek and Kangaroo Trail roads.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay also confirmed today that contracts have been awarded for the geotechnical investigations which will assess the physical properties of the soil and rock beneath the route of the new Pacific Highway.

"I'm pleased to announce that Robert Carr and Associates will perform the work on the Woolgoolga to Glenugie section, Coffey and GHD has won the contract for the Glenugie to Devils Pulpit section, and Golder Associates and ARUP will be responsible for the section between Devils Pulpit and Ballina," Mr Gay said.

"Given the terrain and flood prone nature of this part of the State, the work now being undertaken by these geotechnical engineers and geologists is vital to making sure the new Pacific Highway is built on solid foundations and able to withstand even the most extreme of weather events."

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said this announcement is part of a major national project that has many benefits.

"The rebuilding of the Pacific Highway is the biggest, most complex road construction project ever undertaken in Australia," Mr Albanese said.

"This multi-billion nation building endeavour will reduce road deaths, slash travel times between our largest and third largest city as well as lift national productivity. That's why, we're determined to complete the job sooner rather than later."

All up, the upgraded Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina - a distance of some 155 kilometres - will boast 10 major interchanges, new bridges across the Clarence and Richmond rivers and strategically located wildlife crossings.

Topics:  pacific highway upgrade



Plenty of pooches and pets at Expo

Dogs of all descriptions on displayCoffs Coast Home and Pet Expo.

Plenty of Electrik funk at Sunday sesh

Electrik Lemonade is nine individuals united by the cosmic boogie.

Phantom art competition at the Bunker

Artist's preparing for the Phantom Downunder Art Prize.

Local Partners

Phantom art competition at the Bunker

ARTISTS have been busy acquainting themselves with all things Phantom in preparation for the Phantom Downunder Art Prize.


REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Can rightful winner Midnight take out golden Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

Director takes on Pratchett

SIT BACK AND RELAX: Let Beckley Vincent and the cast of Wyrd Sisters take you on a journey at Jetty Memorial Theatre.

Pratchett novel the base for upcoming Jetty Theatre production.

Plenty of Electrik funk at Sunday sesh

Electrik Lemonade is nine individuals united by the cosmic boogie.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

A taste of the country life without the hard work

HERITAGE PARK: This home on the cover of the Real Estate Property Guide has everything you love about semi-rural living.

Get a taste of the country life without all the hard work

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!