Bypass to take 2,000 trucks off local streets


Bypass on NSW mid-north coast will take 2,000 trucks off local streets in Kempsey each day

JUly 25, 2011

The expected completion of a bypass on the NSW mid-north coast will take 2,000 trucks off local streets in Kempsey each day.

Fully funded by the Federal Government, the 24.5km bypass will be divided into four lanes to the east of the existing Pacific Highway, Senator Matt Thistlethwaite says.

"The duplication of the Pacific Highway is now the country’s largest road project," he says.

Construction on what will become the nation’s longest bridge has also commenced. The 3.2 kilometre-long bridge will straddle the Macleay River.

"It is just one of many engineering challenges that will need to be solved before the Pacific Highway is finally done," Thistlethwaite says.

"Once built, this new bridge will wrest the title of Australia’s longest away from Brisbane’s Ted Smout Memorial Bridge which opened only last year and is about half a km shorter."


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