FAST PACE: More than 450 road designers will work on the remaining sections of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade.
FAST PACE: More than 450 road designers will work on the remaining sections of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade. David Barwell

Woolgoolga to Ballina highway designers selected

FOUR firms have been awarded contracts for the detailed design of major work on the remaining sections of the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Hwy upgrade.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the design work had been divided into four sections to fast-track construction.

He said this would ensure the final 155km section of the Pacific Hwy upgrade opened to traffic by the end of the decade as promised.

“With major work advancing across the first 26km between Woolgoolga and Glenugie, the focus is now on preparing the remaining sections for major work,” Mr Truss said.

“Project delivery partner Pacific Complete is now progressing detailed design work across all remaining sections of the highway upgrade.”

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay said a workforce of more than 450road designers would be mobilised to complete the work so building could get under way next year as planned.

“The detailed design work will involve finalising road features such as drainage, and the locations of animal crossing structures such as culverts and underpasses to minimise the impact on species like emus and koalas,” Mr Gay said.

CONTRACT WINNERS

Glenugie to Maclean

GHD Pty Ltd

Maclean to Devils Pulpit

Arcadis Australia Pty Limited and Beca Pty Ltd

Devils Pulpit to Broadwater

Arup Pty Ltd and Cardno (NSW/ACT) Pty Ltd

Broadwater and Pimlico

SMEC Australia Pty Ltd



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