The Australian and NSW Governments have announced Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture will construct a $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass.
The project will upgrade around 14 kilometres of the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour, starting from south of Englands Road roundabout and finishing at the southern end of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga project.
“The bypass will be a key link in this vital piece of the nation’s infrastructure, connecting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane,” says the State Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh.
The upgrade will deliver four lanes of divided motorway bypassing the Coffs Harbour CBD, taking thousands of vehicles out of the centre of town and saving motorists time by avoiding up to 12 traffic lights.
“Not only will this project deliver local jobs in construction, but it will deliver a safer, faster commute to locals, as well as boosting flood resilience,” says the Minister of Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King.
“Importantly, getting thousands of vehicles out of the middle of the CBD will give that part of Coffs Harbour back to the local community,” says Catherine King.
“This is a landmark day for Coffs Harbour that locks in who will build the biggest infrastructure project in the town’s history,” says the NSW Deputy Premier, Paul Toole.
“The project will be delivered using a single design and construct contract to ensure innovation, efficiency and value for money in bringing the plan for this bypass to life. With everything now set to go, early works are on schedule, and major construction is on track to fire up at the start of next year,” says Paul Toole.
Approximately 600 direct jobs will be on offer during construction. The bypass is expected to be open to traffic from late 2026. This $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments on an 80:20 basis.
Source: NSW Government | All systems go for Coffs Harbour bypass | Transport for NSW
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