Sapphire to Woolgoolga
The NSW Minister for Planning approved the project on 13 January 2009 which did not include a rest area. Roads and Maritime Services' rest area strategy for the Pacific Highway aims to provide rest areas at about 50 kilometre intervals.
The preferred location for the rest area is proposed at the Arrawarra interchange. An environmental assessment of the proposed rest area location was on display in April 2011 and a submissions report is currently being prepared.
The Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
This project will provide a four-lane divided highway extending approximately 25 kilometres from Campbell Close, Sapphire, to Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra.
For more information on the project background, view the project overview page.
Key construction activities during May and June 2013
- Continue installation of fencing.
- Install and maintain erosion and sediment controls.
- Continue with the placement of concrete barriers.
- Continue property adjustments.
- Continue earthworks and drainage work throughout the project.
- Continue bridge works throughout the project.
- Continue construction of retaining walls.
- Continue concrete pavements and flexible pavements.
- Continue controlled blasting in a cut about 2km north-west of Woolgoolga.
- Continue construction of Diamond Head Drive local roadworks.
- Continuing Stage 2 of the Hearnes Lake retaining wall.
- Continue construction of the Arrawarra, Moonee Beach, Gaudrons/Split Solitary Road, Emerald and south Woolgoolga interchanges.
- Continuing out of hours works for saw cutting of concrete pavements.
For more information on recent construction activities, view the project construction page.