Pacific Highway upgrade opens to traffic

Multi-million dollar upgrade to Pacific Highway will open to traffic today

The multi-million dollar upgrade to the Pacific Highway at Bonville will open to traffic today, following the completion of the almost 10km project.

The $245 million project, which started in 2006, expanded sections of the highway south of Perrys Road to south of Coffs Harbour.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese, who unveiled the project with newly appointed Minister for Roads Michael Daley, says the upgrade will improve traffic flow and safety.

"This 9.6 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway starts south of Perrys Road, bypasses Bonville village and finishes at the junction of Lyons Road, about 11 km south of Coffs Harbour," Albanese says.

"The Bonville deviation provides continuous dual carriageway between Coffs Harbour and Raleigh.

Extensive works were carried out during the upgrade, including the construction of 19 bridges and the installation of about 19km of drainage pipes.

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