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PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE GETS GREEN LIGHT

The proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga has received the final seal of approval. The project includes 25 kilometres of dual carriageway, as well as overpasses and underpasses at five locations between Sapphire and Arrawarra Beach. The improvement works are part of a $2.6-billion federal government investment in the Pacific Highway. Construction is expected to begin early next year.

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PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE DELAYED

Massive budget cuts on the Northern Rivers has seen the Tintenbar-Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade delayed indefinitely. $245-million of promised funding for the Far North Coast section of the highway, including Banora Point has been cancelled. The decision to defer New South Wales’s contributions to the jointly funded project has outraged motorists and residents alike. The road has claimed four lives in less than a month on the Northern Rivers this year.

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PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADES

Road safety improvements on two busy Pacific Highway intersections north of Coffs Harbour are set to begin this week. Works on the Arrawarra and Mullaway intersections are designed to provide greater separation of northbound and southbound traffic. The road surfaces will be upgraded and wire safety barriers will be installed on the shoulders of the new raised road formation. The $800,000 program is scheduled for completion in mid October.

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