Various construction contractors / Transport for NSW

Project Value

$4.9 billion


The Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway is the final link in the Pacific Highway, between Hexham and the Queensland border, to be upgraded to four lanes. Upgrading the Pacific Highway and carrying out safety improvements to the existing highway provide safer travel, reduced travel times with improved transport efficiency, more consistent and reliable travel and improved amenity for local communities.

The project includes upgrading the highway to motorway (Class M) or arterial (Class A) standard over its 155-kilometre length, nine interchanges, more than 170 bridges and more than 350 connectivity structures. It bypasses South Grafton, Ulmarra, Woodburn, Broadwater and Wardell.

RoadNet’s role on the project began with the early works (Wave) packages, setting up site access and preload areas prior to the main packages being awarded. Once the main construction packages were awarded and began construction, Roadnet was engaged to provide the design of all temporary road alignments on the Pacific Highway, site access and egress locations, modelling and design of site compounds and batch plant facilities, traffic analysis, traffic modelling and reviews, temporary stormwater drainage design and road safety auditing. RoadNet have been involved in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the project, for clients ranging from Construction Contractors, Pacific Complete and the state road authority TfNSW and will continue to play a major role until project completion in 2020.

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