A Ferrovial-Acciona consortium has successfully delivered the final upgraded six-kilometer section of the Pacific Highway between Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads, following the initial 14 kilometer opening in December last year.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian state and federal governments and is part of a larger Highway upgrade intended to improve road safety, transport efficiency and relieve seasonal traffic congestion.
Awarded in 2014, the contract comprised of the design and construction of a 20-kilometer section of the highway. Overall, the project involved building 15 bridges, including a major new 850-metre bridge over the Nambucca River, two new interchanges, a rail underpass and access ramps at North Macksville.
The project has positively promoted economic activity in the region, with over 650 people working on construction at its peak and more than 5,000 inductions completed on site. Numerous local subcontractors have also been involved, creating valuable revenue streams and employment opportunities.