Woolgoolga to Ballina project update

Kerri McGrath   |   August 29, 2016

The Woolgoolga to Ballina project will upgrade about 155 kilometres of highway. The project starts approximately six kilometres north of Woolgoolga (north of Coffs Harbour) and ends approximately six kilometres south of Ballina.

The McIlwain Civil Engineering / FKG Group Joint Venture has been shortlisted for a number of bridge only construction packages. The main civil works shortlisting is still in progress

The Woolgooga to Ballina project as a whole involves duplicating the 115km Pacific Highway to a motoray standard or aterial road, with two lanes in each direction and room for a third lane if necessary in the future.

Works underway on the Woolgooga to Ballina upgrade. Work underway on other sections of the Woolgooga to Ballina upgrade. Source: NSW Govt

Works include construction split-level interchanges, bypasses, approximately 40 bridges over rivers, additional bridges over and under the highway, access roads, structures designed to protect animals and their habitats, rest areas and a heavy vehicle checking station. 

Source: McIlwain Civil Engineering 

This article has been updated. It previously incorrectly stated that the KGC/MCE JV had been shortlisted as a preferred tenderer for Sections 3, 4 and 10 of the project.

Kerri McGrath
Kerri is a content specialist with Felix (formerly PlantMiner) and the first point of contact for the company. Her hobbies include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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