Contract awarded on 35km section of Pacific Highway upgrade

A Seymour Whyte/Ostwald Brothers joint venture will deliver the upgrade between Glenugie and Tyndale on the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the project.A Seymour Whyte/Ostwald Brothers joint venture will deliver a 35-kilometre upgrade between Glenugie and Tyndale on the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

This latest contract covers works between Tyndale and Maclean, the Richmond River and Ballina Bypass, meaning all contracts for this section’s bridges have now been awarded.

“Most of the road building, bridges, piling and concrete supply contracts have now been awarded for the 155-kilometre upgrade, keeping the project on track to open to traffic by 2020,” said Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the flow of contract awards was a boon for jobs.

“This pipeline of contract awards means there are about 2,500 direct jobs and 7,500 indirect jobs expected to be supported across the Woolgoolga to Ballina section by the middle of next year,” Mr Hogan said.

The upgrade is due to open by 2020 and is being funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments on an 80:20 basis.

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