Bypass on $555m Pacific Hwy upgrade complete

First section of $555 million Coopernook to Herons Creek Pacific Highway upgrade complete

September 15, 2009

The first section of the $555 million Coopernook to Herons Creek upgrade on the Pacific Highway is complete, with the opening of Ocean Drive Bridge on the central New South Wales coast today.

The project, described by Federal Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese as the biggest-ever upgrade on the Pacific, will allow traffic to pass continuing road works which are still in place.

New South Wales Transport Minister David Campbell says the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is "working well" with alliance partners Theiss and Parsons Brinckerhoff to deliver the upgrade as early as possible.

"The new bridge will mean that work on the bypass of Kew can continue free from the traffic on the highway, which translates to fewer delays for motorists for the duration of the project."

The entire project is expected to be completed before June next year.

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