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Boral to begin works on Coffs Harbour Bypass

Boral is set to deliver and lay 280 kilo-tonnes of asphalt for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass in New South Wales.

Boral is set to deliver and lay 280 kilotonnes of asphalt for the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass in New South Wales.

The 14 kilometre Coffs Harbour Bypass seeks to improve connectivity, road transport efficiency and safety for motorists. When complete, the bypass is expected to reduce travel times by 12 minutes by enabling motorists to bypass 12 sets of traffic lights.

On top of constructing 12 kilometres of new road, the project scope also includes the construction of three tunnels and around two kilometres of upgraded highway.

Boral will supply flexible pavement (EME asphalt), with the company set to start the majority of asphalt work half-way through this year. EME asphalt provides multiple layers of material which allows for traffic loads and durability, also providing five to ten times the lifespan of regular asphalt.

Initial planning activities have been carried out by Boral ahead of these major works in June.


 

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Tim Richards, Executive General Manager, Asphalt at Boral, said the company was pleased to be involved in the delivery of the project.

“We have a proven track-record in delivering large-scale projects and being an innovative company; the flexible pavement design with EME asphalt mix being just one example. We are excited to be working with Transport for NSW, and proud to deliver one of the largest flexible pavement projects in the state,” Richards said.

The head contractor for the Coffs Harbour Bypass is the Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture (FGJV).

The project is expected to open to traffic in late 2026 and will be complete in 2027.

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