NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has extended the scope of a contract for the Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade project, which is anticipated to increase its total value from $80 million to $121 million.
Civil infrastructure construction company Golding Contractors currently holds the existing contract and expects works to be completed in November 2019.
Expanded works to be undertaken include bulk earthworks, drainage topsoil placing, and hydromulching and seeding.
The project aims to upgrade 155 kilometres of highway, staring six kilometres north of Woolgoolga and ends approximately six kilometres south of Ballina.
The next phase of work on the Pacific Highway upgrade has begun at Devils Pulpit, NSW. It will involve installation of environmental and traffic controls, building dedicated access and haul roads along the alignment for heavy machinery and vehicles, earthworks to build the foundation of the new road, laying of concrete and asphalt pavement and installation of drainage and fencing.
Additionally, the urban business within Golding Civil has been awarded $26.7 million of orders since the beginning of the current financial year, with the work awarded a combination of contract extensions at established sites and contract awards for new project sites.