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Parsons Brinckerhoff/Arup win detailed design job for Australia's Pacific Highway

A Parsons Brinckerhoff/Arup joint venture has been selected to complete the detailed design work on the upgrade and duplication of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Glenugie, the firms announced today.

The Woolgoolga to Glenugie Upgrade is scheduled to be completed by late 2016 and will duplicate 31 kilometres of highway, install a new interchange at Range Road, erect bridges across Corindi Creek and the nearby flood plain, and build new overpasses at Sherwood Creek and Kangaroo Trail roads.

Australian federal infrastructure and transport minister Anthony Albanese said this announcement, as well as the heightened activity now evident along the Highway on the Mid North Coast, are the result of extra money provided in last year’s Federal and State budgets.

“As well as commissioning the planners and designers, we’re also in the process of undertaking the work necessary to obtain environmental approval for the upgrade to proceed at the earliest opportunity,” said Albanese.

“The rebuilding of the Pacific Highway is the biggest, most complex road construction project ever undertaken in Australia. This multi-billion nation building endeavour will reduce road deaths, slash travel times between our largest and third largest city as well as lift national productivity.

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