A construction company has been awarded the contract to provide temporary roads between Maclean and Devils Pulpit in Northern New South Wales while construction takes place on the $4.36 billion project upgrading 155km of the Woolgoola to Ballina Pacific Highway.

BDC Group was awarded the contract to provide six temporary roads to ensure work can safely be carried out on the new highway while keeping traffic moving through the roadworks zone.

State Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, said, “This key enabling work will provide temporary lanes at Yamba, Harwood, Garrets Lane, Iluka, Chatsworth South and Chatsworth North to move traffic off the existing highway so the highway upgrade can be completed.

“Work is expected to start in coming months with the temporary lanes progressively opening to traffic from next year, weather permitting.

“In August, two contracts to provide survey services for the upgrade were awarded to companies VFT and Pacific Survey.

“About $1 billion worth of contracts will be issued for tender between now and the end of the year including close to $800 million of major civil work across the alignment.

“This will mean the vast majority of the major contracts for the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade will either be issued for tender or evaluated by the end of the year.”

Contractors interested in tendering for work on the upgrade can view opportunities on the New South Wales tender website

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