Australia : Pacific Highway upgrade opens.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese and NSW Minister for Roads David Borger opened the new route today, which stretches 33km.
Albanese says the upgrade will cut travel times for motorists and heavy vehicles and improve safety.
The $580 million investment in the upgrade forms part of the Federal Government s $3.1 billion plan to upgrade the Pacific Highway over six years.
The NSW Government has committed $500 million to the project
This $580 million dual carriageway is the longest single upgrade project on the Pacific Highway to date, Albanese says.
He says the 33km stretch of road now takes the length of continuous four lane divided road between Bulahdelah and Port Macquarie to about 163km.
Albanese expects a dual carriageway from Sydney to Port Macquarie to be running by 2014.
Bypasses and bridges were also installed as part of the Coopernook to Herons Creek project.
There are still minor works to be completed over the next month, such as line marking adjustments and asphalting works.
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|Date:||Jul 26, 2010|
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