Works Underway on Pimlico to Teven Upgrade
07 November 2013
Joint release with:
Member for Page
Member for Ballina
Work kicked off today on the second stage of the Pacific Highway upgrade from Pimlico to Teven.
At the sod turning ceremony today, Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, said Pimlico Road would be realigned to create a temporary intersection with the Pacific Highway south of the existing intersection.
“Once completed, the northern end of the project will connect to the Ballina Bypass, so bit by bit, we are seeing the pieces of our road network come together,” Mr Hogan said.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the upgrade would lay the groundwork for further upgrades of the Pacific Highway near Ballina.
“These crucial works include stabilisation of the soil and bridgeworks to pave the way for the future construction of a new southbound carriageway,” Mr Truss said.
“The project will build approximately two kilometres of new road on the Pacific Highway, and about 1.3 kilometres on the Bruxner Highway.
“It will also see the construction of a 173 metre bridge over Emigrant Creek and a new 117 metre bridge over Duck Creek.”
Member for Ballina, Don Page, said the Pimlico to Teven project is part of the $564.6 million package of works between Woolgoolga and Ballina, which are jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.
“These works include planning and pre-construction for the entire 155 kilometre section, including approvals, land acquisition, concept design and geotechnical investigations,” Mr Page said.
“This is a great example of the Australian and New South Wales governments working in partnership to get on with the job of building a safer Pacific Highway.”