The Woolgoolga to Ballina project will upgrade about 155 kilometres of highway. The project starts approximately six kilometres north of Woolgoolga (north of Coffs Harbour) and ends approximately six kilometres south of Ballina.
The Woolgooga to Ballina project as a whole involves duplicating the 115km Pacific Highway to a motoray standard or aterial road, with two lanes in each direction and room for a third lane if necessary in the future.
Work underway on other sections of the Woolgooga to Ballina upgrade. Source: NSW Govt
Works include construction split-level interchanges, bypasses, approximately 40 bridges over rivers, additional bridges over and under the highway, access roads, structures designed to protect animals and their habitats, rest areas and a heavy vehicle checking station.
Source: McIlwain Civil Engineering
This article has been updated. It previously incorrectly stated that the KGC/MCE JV had been shortlisted as a preferred tenderer for Sections 3, 4 and 10 of the project.