Soft soil work on the Tyndale to Maclean section of the Pacific Hwy upgrade will ensure the new duplicated road is built upon a strong foundation.
Soft soil work on the Tyndale to Maclean section of the Pacific Hwy upgrade will ensure the new duplicated road is built upon a strong foundation. Trevor Veale

Soft soil tenders called for pre-construction work

TENDERS are now being called for soft soil work on the 13km section of the Pacific Hwy upgrade between Tyndale and Maclean.

Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker said stabilising soft soil was an important part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade process.

"There are several floodplains between Woolgoolga and Ballina where the water content of the soil is very high. Work is required to extract the water so the soil can settle and form a strong foundation for the new road," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"Soft soil work can be extremely challenging engineering works which is why it's such a critical part of the construction process."

The tenders for the upgrade between Tyndale and Maclean is just one of a few stages that are in pre-construction phases.

Early works have commenced on a section of the Pacific Hwy at the Clarence River between Farlows Lane and Illuka Road.

Major works are expected to start on a 3.8km section south of Ballina between Whytes Lane and Pimlico in the coming weeks while tenders have also recently been called for soft soil treatment in the Tuckombil Canal area near Woodburn.



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