ANOTHER milestone has been reached on the road north from Nambucca to Queensland with progress on the 14-kilometre Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek Pacific Highway upgrade.
On Friday, traffic was moved onto new lanes between Range Rd at Dirty Creek and south of Grays Rd at Halfway Creek.
The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the Woolgoolga to Halfway Creek project as part of the $4.36 billion 155-kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway to two lanes in each direction.
The change transfers all highway traffic onto the new lanes for about four kilometres in a contraflow arrangement and allows building of the new southbound lanes to continue.
Roads and Maritime Services has upgraded 459 kilometres or 70 per cent of the Pacific Highway between Hexham and the Queensland border. Work continues on the 23-kilometre Oxley Highway to Kundabung project, the 14-kilometre Kundabung to Kempsey project and the 20-kilometre Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads project.