Highway for upgrade
PLANNING approval had been granted for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Sapphire and Woolgoolga.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and NSW Roads Minister Michael Daley yesterday said tenders will now be called in mid-2009, with work expected to start early next year.
“The project will upgrade about 25 kilometres of the Pacific Highway to dual carriageway between Sapphire to Arrawarra Beach Road,” said Mr Albanese.
Key features of the project are:
- A four-lane dual carriageway;
- A left-in/left-out intersection at Campbell Close on the western side and a right-in/left-out intersection with the eastern local road (the existing highway) opposite Campbell Close at the southern end of the proposal;
- Overpasses and underpasses at the following interchanges:
- Gaudrons Road/Split Solitary Road, Sapphire; - Moonee Beach Road/Hoys Road, Moonee Beach; - Fiddaman Road/Graham Drive South, Emerald; - Graham Drive North/Hearnes Lake Road, south Woolgoolga; and - Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra.