Pacific Highway duplication rolls on

Duplication work to begin this year on another section of the Pacific Highway

July 14, 2011

Work will start this year on duplicating a section of the Pacific Highway on the NSW North Coast.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese has announced construction firm John Holland will deliver the Devils Pulpit upgrade, saying the decision clears the way for it to begin by the end of 2011.

Albanese says the project, which will duplicate more than 7km of road, is part of the delivery of a fully duplicated Pacific Highway.

"Once completed in 2013, the Devils Pulpit upgrade will deliver safer, faster and less frustrating driving conditions for the 8,000 motorists and truck drivers which use this section of highway each and every day," he says.

The Federal Government is tipping $62 million into the project, with another $11 million coming from NSW coffers.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay says the project will deliver better driving conditions and improve freight efficiency.

"Over the next twelve months, work will also commence on the rebuilding of the highway just north of Ballina between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale," he says.

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