McConnell Dowell York Civil Joint Venture
Kundabung to Kempsey Pacific Highway Upgrade involved RoadNet developing and preparing construction staging plans and methodology of 14 kilometres for McConnell Dowell York Civil Joint Venture. This project involved building an interchange at Kundabung Road, new intersections for local access roads, bus stops and new rest areas.
Several towns have been bypassed as part of the Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour upgrade. Bypassing towns reduces travelling pinch points by diverting the major highway around a town and takes the flow of ‘through’ traffic away from the town.
The benefits for these towns have been removing some traffic congestion in the town, reducing noise and vibration and improving road safety, making the town centre more attractive to visitors. Since opening to traffic this highway upgrade has improved connectivity between coastal towns and regional centres. There has been improved travel efficiency with reduced travel times between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour estimated to be saving more than 30 minutes. The greatest benefit has been the significant reduction in serious and fatal road crashes.