WORK STARTS ON $8.5 MILLION INTERSECTION UPGRADE AT COFFS HARBOUR

 

WORK STARTS ON $8.5 MILLION INTERSECTION UPGRADE AT COFFS HARBOUR

 

 

Safety at the intersection of Cook Drive and Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour will be improved with work on an $8.5 million upgrade now under way.

 

The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser MP, said more than 30,000 vehicles use this intersection each day and the figure is expected to rise to 45,000 by 2021.

 

“The NSW Government has committed $8.5 million to upgrade this section of the Pacific Highway to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users,” Mr Fraser said

 

“Work will involve realigning Cook Drive to form a four way intersection with the Pacific Highway and Boambee Road.

 

”Work is being carried out Roads and Maritime Services and Coffs CityWorks, a branch of Coffs Harbour City Council, on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

 

“Some night work and out of hours work may be required at times throughout the project.”

 

“While the first stage of work is not expected to impact on traffic, motorists are asked to follow the signs, reduced speed limits and the direction of traffic controllers at all times.”

 

The upgrade is expected to take up to 12 months to complete, weather permitting.

 

“Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists and residents for their patience while this important work is carried out,” Mr Fraser said.

 

The Pacific Highway upgrade is one of the major infrastructure projects being carried out in Australia.

 

To date, more than 57 per cent of the corridor has been duplicated to two lanes in each direction.

 

For more information on the upgrade visit the Roads and Maritime website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 February 2014

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