First steps taken in Kempsey Bypass construction

Construction companies asked to lodge tenders for the $618 million Kempsey Bypass

Construction companies are being asked to lodge their tenders for the 14.5 kilometre, $618 million Kempsey Bypass by July 30.

Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure Maxine McKew says the important dual carriageway will be delivered by the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) and the successful tenderer.

"We are determined to deliver this vital road project as quickly as possible," McKew says.

"Once completed in mid-2014, this new section of the Pacific Highway will deliver safer driving conditions, cut travel times and take up to 2,000 trucks a day of the local streets of Kempsey."

The key features of the project will include a four lane dual carriageway, interchanges at South Kempsey and Frederickton, a 2.15 kilometre bridge over the Macleay River and floodplain and a "one in a century" levee at Frederickton.

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