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Early work at Tabbimoble and Lang Hill – Pacific Highway Upgrade Woolgoolga to Ballina

Project Description –

On behalf of the Australian and NSW governments, Roads and Maritime Services is progressively upgrading the Pacific Highway to dual carriageway between the Hunter and NSW/Queensland border. The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade involves the duplication of 155 kilometres to a four-lane divided road. The upgrade starts about six kilometres north of Woolgoolga (north of Coffs Harbour) and ends about six kilometres south of Ballina.

The early work package at Tabbimoble and Lang Hill is part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. SEE Civil worked collaboratively with Roads and Maritime Services and Pacific Complete to deliver this part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

Our work included:

  • About 200,000 cubic metres of onsite cut / fill / borrow material
  • Treatment and processing of about 10,000 cubic metres of acid sulphate material
  • Creek diversions and realignment of waterways identified as an endangered fish habitat for the Oxleyan Pygmy Perch.
  • Bridge embankment construction including spill through materials
  • Design and construct of permanent intersections
  • Design and construction of creek crossings for heavy vehicles during construction
  • Import of about 82,000 m2 of drainage rock
  • Use of an Xcentric ripper to excavate 40,000 cubic metres of hard sandstone
  • Crushing and screening operation established to process sandstone
  • Overall foundation and embankment treatment work across about 4 kilometres.

In 2017, this project was announced as the Winner of Category 4 (project $10 million to $30 million) in the NSW branch CCF Earth Awards.

The early work for these areas were completed to enable main civil work to start.



Quick Facts

  • Location - Pacific Highway South of Woodburn
  • Start Date - May 2016
  • Completion Date - December 2016
  • Value - $17M
  • Client - Roads and Maritime Services