The Pacific Highway Upgrade is a $2.2 billion, 10-year project that includes new and upgraded multi-lane highway, improved local roads, bridges, intersection upgrades and town bypasses.
Boral has supplied cement, concrete, asphalt and quarry products and fixed and on-site plant for stages of the ongoing project with sections awarded to various contractors.
Pacific Highway Upgrade sections include:
Sapphire to Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour
Boral supplied asphalt from local fixed and on-site mobile production plants for 25 kilometres of new highway and 15 kilometres of upgraded local roads. The upgrades allowed local traffic, including school buses to remain off the highway. The crews' efforts resulted in critical sections of the highway to open before busy holiday periods. The project was delivered primarily by local crews supplemented at peak periods by Boral crews from other depots. The works occurred between 2012 and 2014.
Kundabung to Kempsey
Boral provided more than 70,000 cubic metres of concrete and quarry products to build 14 kilometres of four-lane divided road, an interchange at Kundabung Road, new intersections for local access roads, bus stops, and new rest areas at Barrys Creek. Using a secure internal supply chain and industry leading technical support and advice, Boral provided the contractor with a consistent product at a supply rate that allows program to be optimised. The section was completed in 2017.
Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads
Boral established two mobile concrete plants to deliver more than 170,000 cubic metres of concrete and supplied quarry products from a new Boral quarry at Macksville for this upgrade. The 20-kilometre upgrade included building 15 bridges, new interchanges at Warrell Creek and Bald Hill Road and access ramps at North Macksville. The section was opened in April, 2016.
Karuah Bypass to Viney Creek
Boral supplied 110,000 cubic metres of concrete, mobile plant, aggregates and sands for the building of 11 kilometres of four-lane dual-carriageway and four sets of twin bridges.
Oxley Highway to Kundabung
This 22-kilometre section was upgraded to a four-lane divided road between the Oxley Highway and Barrys Creek at Kundabung. The works included 23 bridges with major river crossings over the Hastings and Wilson rivers and interchanges at Sancrox, Blackmans Point and Haydons Wharf roads. Boral achieved Zero Harm during the supply of quicklime, 32,385 tonnes of cement and 16,494 tonnes of fly ash via trucks and rail. Boral also provided high specification road base, aggregates and concrete. It was completed in 2017.
Nambucca Heads to Urunga
Boral provided cement for structures and road pavement and concrete for structures and piling for the four-lane divided road upgrade. The 22-kilometre section was completed in 2016.
Woolgoolga to Ballina
The 155-kilometre project will see the creation a four-lane divided road, more than 100 bridges, and bypasses of South Grafton, Ulmarra, Woodburn, Broadwater and Wardell. Boral is supplying concrete, asphalt and quarry products. The project is ongoing.