A large section of roadworks on the Pacific Highway is complete and today the 36 kilometre Glenugie to Tyndale section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade is open.
This section of highway between Glenugie and Tyndale is the longest opened to date, connecting to the 12 kilometres recently opened between Tyndale and Maclean to the north and the 26-kilometre section between Woolgoolga and Glenugie to the south.
The new section features 60 bridges, including nine local road overpasses which provide safe and convenient access across the motorway.
Rest areas at Pine Brush
There are also new rest areas both northbound and southbound at Pine Brush providing toilets, shade and seating as well as parking for heavy and light vehicles.
The bypassed section of the existing Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Tyndale has been renamed Big River Way, with traffic volumes set to be reduced significantly now this section of the new motorway is about to open.
Electronic message signs will provide way-finding information and motorists should be aware of traffic management and reduced speed limits while work continues to build the upgrade.
Anyone travelling in the area is encouraged to access Live Traffic and plan ahead to avoid any potential delays.
The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the $4.945 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina project as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade.