An additional lane opened northbound on the Pacific Highway between Kundabung and Kempsey last night.
The speed limit is still 80km/hr for the 14-kilometre stretch of road but overtaking is now available for drivers.
Only one lane remains open for traffic heading southbound on the Pacific Highway.
It marks the next step towards completion of Pacific Highway upgrade.
The remainder of the Pacific Highway duplication between Kempsey and Port Macquarie is expected to open early in 2018.
The completion of the roadworks on the Pacific Highway between Kempsey and Port Macquarie can’t come soon enough after another fatality occurred on the stretch of road last Saturday morning.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had a first hand look at the progress of the stretch of road last month and claimed the upgrade would change and save lives.