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Encyclopedia > Pacific Highway (Australia)
Pacific Highway
Brisbane CBD-Eight Mile Plains (As Pacific Motorway):
Formerly
Eight Mile Plains-Bilinga (As Pacific Motorway):
Formerly
Bilinga-Hexham:
Hexham-Doyalson:
Doyalson-Wahroonga:
Wahroonga-Artarmon:
Metroad 1
Formerly
Artarmon-Crows Nest:
Crows Nest-North Sydney:
Length 1025 kilometres
General direction: North-South
From: Coolangatta, Queensland
To: North Sydney, New South Wales
Towns along highway: Ballina, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Taree, Newcastle, Gosford, Wahroonga

The Pacific Highway is a major transport route in eastern Australia and is part of Australia's Highway 1. It is 1,025 km long and links Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, along the coast, via Gosford, Newcastle, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Ballina and the Gold Coast. It is known as a dangerous piece of road due to the higher-than-average death toll. In 2016, the whole Pacific Highway will be re-named the "North Coast Motorway" when it is 100% dual carriageway. Today, only 40% or 250 km is dual carriageway and 10% or 78 km is under construction. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The Pacific Motorway is a 102 km long motorway in Australia between Brisbane, Queensland, and the New South Wales-Queensland border at Coolangatta. ... Image File history File links NSW_M3. ... Image File history File links Australian_Alternate_Route_1. ... Image File history File links Qld_M1. ... Image File history File links Australian_Route_1. ... Image File history File links Australian_Route_1. ... Image File history File links Australian_State_Route_111. ... Image File history File links Australian_State_Route_83. ... Image File history File links NSW_M1. ... Image File history File links Australian_Route_1. ... Image File history File links NSW_M10. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Lighthouse at Point Danger, Coolangatta, Queensland - a memorial to Lieutenant James Cook of HM Bark Endeavour who named the Point and described the area during the voyage of 1770. ... North Sydneys high-rise commercial district. ... Ballina is a town (2001 population: 16,599) and the seat of the Ballina Shire Council Local Government Area on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... </ref> | est = 1851 | elevation = 5 | maxtemp = 25. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia in Kempsey Shire Council. ... Taree is a city on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Gosford is the main city of the Central Coast of New South Wales, located approximately 50 km north of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) in a straight line, but somewhat further by road due to the shape of the coastline. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pacific Motorway is a 102 km long motorway in Australia between Brisbane, Queensland, and the New South Wales-Queensland border at Coolangatta. ... The National Route 1 shield was once a familiar sight in all states Highway 1 is Australias coastal highway joining all mainlands state capitals and coastal towns circumnavigating the entire Australian continent. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...

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History

Initially, the primary mode of transport of the North Coast, New South Wales towns was sea transport. The road linking Tweed Heads and Newcastle was only partly sealed, flood-prone and had many river crossings without bridges (using ferries). This was designated the North Coast Highway in 1928. It was renamed the Pacific Highway in 1931. The North Coast refers to the region adjoining the Pacific Ocean in the north-eastern part of the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... Twin Towns, Tweed Heads. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


Most freight traffic between New South Wales and Queensland passed along the New England Highway instead, due to the easier topography of the Northern Tablelands it traverses. From 1950 through to 1967, traffic quadrupled as the North Coast became an attractive retirement and tourist destination. The highway was subsequently improved, the last section to be sealed was in 1958 at Koorainghait south of Taree, and the last road ferry crossing was replaced by the Harwood Bridge over the South Channel of the Clarence River in 1966 (the north channel had been bridged in 1931). “NSW” redirects here. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... National Highway 15 follows New England Highway is just off Newcastle and continues through Cunningham Highway in Queensland to Brisbane National Route 42 See also: New England Interstate Highways, a system of numbered highways in New England, USA, from 1922 to 1927. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ...


However it is still hilly and winding in many stretches. With increases in traffic, towns and villages are gradually being bypassed. As late as 1977, overtaking lanes or climbing lanes were rare, hence traffic slowed down in peak seasons. The increase in traffic during holidays combined with the dangerous stretches resulted in many fatalities.


Two major coach accidents on the Pacific Highway in 1989 near Grafton (in which 20 people died) and at Clybucca near Kempsey (in which 35 people died) resulted in a public outcry over the poor quality of the road and its high fatality rate.[1] It did not examine the question of why the North Coast railway had failed to be improved to handle increased economic development on the North Coast, and the consequent overloading of the road system with long distance freight and passenger traffic. It was clear that the road, built when the North Coast was merely an agricultural area, could not handle the amount of traffic in the rapidly growing region. The Pacific Highway was never part of the Federally funded system of National Highways. This appears to be because when the Commonwealth funding of the 'national highway' system began in 1974, the New England Highway was chosen rather than the Pacific Highway as the Sydney-Brisbane link due to its easier topography and consequent lower upgrade costs. “Autobus” redirects here. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Kempsey bus crash occured in Australia in December, 1989 when two full tourist coaches collided head-on on the Pacific Highway 12 km north of Kempsey, New South Wales at an estimated combined speed of 200 km/h. ... Australias National Highway The National Highway is a system of roads connecting all the States and Territories of Australia, and is the major network of highways connecting Australias largest and most important cities. ...


Yet the highway was undeniably heavily used by interstate traffic and its upgrade was beyond the resources of the New South Wales Government alone. The NSW Government and the Commonwealth Government argued for years about how the responsibility for funding the highway's upgrade should be divided between themselves, only coming up with a mutually acceptable upgrade package just after the 1996/1997 financial year. The Highway is now part of the AusLink National Network and new projects are funded 50/50 by the Federal and State governments. The form of the Government of New South Wales is prescribed in its Constitution, which dates from 1856, although it has been amended many times since then. ... A fiscal year or financial year is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial reports in businesses and other organizations. ... AusLink is an Australian Government land transport funding program, established in June 2004 and administered by the Department of Transport and Regional Services. ...


The Pacific Highway today

Predominantly single carriageway sections from Tweed Heads to Newcastle have been converted to Freeway/motorway or dual carriageway standards mostly by deviating the highway slightly. Numerous sections of single carriageway road have been upgraded by the addition of extensive sections of overtaking lane and pavement widening. Many towns have been bypassed by motorway-standard stretches, though the highway still snakes through several large towns such as Coffs Harbour and Kempsey. Overall the highway has become safer and travelling times have been substantially reduced particularly during holiday periods. However, about 60% (323 km) of the Pacific Hwy is still only one lane in each direction with some form of overtaking opportunity occasionally (or three lanes undivided on occasions), 40% (263 km) is dual carriageway and a further 10% (78km) of dual carriageway is under construction.[2] From time to time, there are proposals in the media for the private sector to build a fully controlled-access high-speed tollway between Newcastle and the Queensland border, possibly using the BOT system of infrastructure provision. Nothing has eventuated from these proposals.[3] Twin Towns, Tweed Heads. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Interstate 80 (Eastshore Freeway) in Berkeley, California: a typical American freeway (MUTCD definition) A freeway, also known as a highway, superhighway, autoroute, autobahn, autostrada, dual carriageway, expressway, Autosnelweg or motorway, depending on the country of discussion, is a type of road designed for safer high-speed operation of motor vehicles... Motorway symbol in UK, France and Ireland. ... This early German Autobahn uses a dual carriageway design. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia in Kempsey Shire Council. ... The private sector of a nations economy consists of all that is outside the state. ... Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) is a form of project financing, wherein a private entity receives a franchise from the public sector to finance, design, construct, and operate a facility for a specified period, after which ownership is transferred back to the public sector. ...

From the hill showing the Chinderah-Yelgun freeway that sweeps through the Tweed Valley
From the hill showing the Chinderah-Yelgun freeway that sweeps through the Tweed Valley

The Pacific Highway was replaced by the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway as the national route between Sydney and Hexham (near Newcastle) in sections between 1965 and 1992. Dual carriageway extends from the end of the freeway at Black Hill (near Hexham) north to a point 2 km north of the Myall Way intersection.[2] [4][5][6] Construction work has commenced on a dual carriageway section extending from this point to approximately 1km south of Booral Road, which is approximately 3 km south of Bulahdelah. The section is expected to be completed in 2009.[7][8] Here the new section will join with the new dual carriageway Bulahdelah bypass which was approved on 9 July 2007.[9][10] The Bulahdelah dual carriageway bypass approval was granted in July 2007.[11] [12] [13] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1920x2560, 1687 KB) The Chindera to Yelgun freeway just before the tunnel. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1920x2560, 1687 KB) The Chindera to Yelgun freeway just before the tunnel. ... Nestled up against the NSW/Queensland Border and stretching down the coast and hinterland, the Tweed Shire is gradually being discovered for the jewel that it is. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Hexham is a locality in New South Wales, Australia. ... Website: http://www. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Black Hill is a rural locality and suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located northwest of Newcastles central business district. ... Hexham is a locality in New South Wales, Australia. ... Bulahdelah is a small township in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Great Lakes Council LGA. // The town is situated 239 km (149 mi) north of Sydney along the eastern bank of the Myall River appoximately 480 m (1,575 ft) east of the...


Today, from north Bulahdelah the highway is dual carriageway as far north as Port Macquarie at the Oxley Highway Interchange, the section between north Coopernook to Herons Creek - Where dual carriageway conditions are getting constructed, providing dual carriageway conditions between north Bulahdelah to Port Macquarie, opening in 2009, bypassing Moorland, Johns River and Kew [14] [15] [16]. Beyond this are dual carriageway sections from Herons Creek to Port Macquarie (3 km north of Kew), Eungai-Warrell Creek, North Urunga to Coffs Harbour (bypassing Bonville [1]) and through to Coffs Harbour urban area (not freeway stardard - But still 4 lanes) and at Ewingsdale interchange (the Byron Bay exit) to Brisbane is dual carriageway [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] (apart from Banora Point or Sextons Hill with just one traffic signal - But still 4 lanes), planning an EIS/SIS (environmental impact statement and the species impact statement) are both underway for this 2 km deviation section to "eliminate" the traffic signal [2]. Currently, major construction projects are underway on the; 7 km Tugun Bypass, which opens in June 2008 [3]; the 12 km Ballina bypass, no date for construction completion, the 10 km Bonville deviation/duplication opening in 2008, the 23 km Karuah to Bulahdelah deviation/duplication (sections 2 and 3) opening in 2009 [4] and the 33 km devation from north Coopernook to Herons Creek also opening in 2009 [22] [23] [24]. These will result in continuous dual carriageway from Sydney to Port Macquarie, (apart from the section in Bulahdelah soon to have the Bulahdelah bypass, which construction work yet to commence with a Tender, [25] [26] [27] [28] funding and project approvals from July, 2007 [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] and the Coopernook to Herons Creek, awarded to Thiess in April 2007, where dual carrageways are under construction [34] [35] [36], North Urunga-Coffs Harbour, Ewingsdale-Brisbane (apart from Banora Point or Sextons Hill with just one traffic signal) [37] [38] [39] [40] [41], planning an EIS/SIS (environmental impact statement and the species impact statement) are both underway for this 2 km deviation section to "eliminate" the traffic signal [5] and with other isolated sections of dual carriageway. The Ballina bypass is to be under construction very soon, construction can not commence yet, until "soft soil issues" are resolved; the RTA website says "pre-construction". [42] [43] [44] Port Macquarie is a city on the mid-North Coast, New South Wales, Australia, located about 450 km north of Sydney, and 510km south of Brisbane. ... Apartments in Port Macquarie at twilight - Hollingworth Street, Westport. ... Bonville is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, south of Coffs Harbour in the City of Coffs Harbour. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... Tallow Beach looking south from the lighthouse the Byron Bay Lighhouse, providing a nice shade. ... The Tugun Bypass has been identified as an augmentation of the traffic flow arrangements along the Gold Coast Highway passing through seaside suburbs on the southern Gold Coast, Australia. ... Ballina is a town (2001 population: 16,599) and the seat of the Ballina Shire Council Local Government Area on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... Bonville is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, south of Coffs Harbour in the City of Coffs Harbour. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Apartments in Port Macquarie at twilight - Hollingworth Street, Westport. ... Bulahdelah is a small township in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Great Lakes Council LGA. // The town is situated 239 km (149 mi) north of Sydney along the eastern bank of the Myall River appoximately 480 m (1,575 ft) east of the...


The six "Environmental assessments" (SIS) has commenced for the; Banora Point upgrade, [45] Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade, [46] Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade, [47] Warrell Creek to Urunga upgrade, [48] Kempsey to Eungai upgrade [49] and Oxley Highway to Kempsey.[50]


The four "Preferred route selected" projects are the; Woodburn to Ballina Upgrade, [51] Wells Crossing to Iluka Road, [52] Woolgoolga to Wells Crossing [53] and the F3 Freeway to Raymond Terrace Upgrade.[54] The Coffs Harbour bypass is currently in planning [55] and a traffic master plan for Tweed. In 2025, widening will take place within the plans of provision from four lanes to six lanes. [56] Including;

  • Banora Point deviation (2.5 km) - In 2010-2015
  • 4-way ( full diamond) access ramps of Kirkwook Road - In 2015-2020
  • Tugun Bypass (7 km) and Tweed Heads bypass (5 km) / (totalling 12 km) widening to six lanes (3 lanes in each direction) - In 2020-2025.

These projects form part of a 2009 through to 2016 program jointly on a 50-50 basis by the Commonwealth and NSW governments to upgrade the Hexham-Gold Coast stretch of the Pacific Highway to motorway standard.


The five "big plans" for the Pacific Highway

  • 1. Four lanes from Brisbane to Ewingsdale Interchange (Byron Bay exit) by 2007.[57] [58]
  • 2. Four lanes from north Urunga to Coffs Harbour by 2008.[59]
  • 3. Four lanes from Sydney to Oxley Highway Interchange (Port Macquarie exit) by 2009 (except for Bulahdelah and the approaches to Bulahdelah).[60][61] [62][63]
  • 4. Four lanes from Brisbane to Ballina by 2012 [64].
  • 5. Four lanes for all the rest of the Pacific Highway by 2016.[65] [66] [67]

Government action in 2007

In 2007 mounting pressure was put on both the State and Federal Government, and has become a key federal election issue.[citation needed] On 10 October 2007 the Federal Minister for Transport and Regional Services Mark Vaile pledged $2.4 billion dollars for the highway. Mark Vaile wishes to see the highway converted to dual-carrageway by 2016.


Track

Approximate road distances (in kilometres) of towns and cities along the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway from Sydney

From Sydney the Pacific Highway starts as the continuation of the Bradfield Highway at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, immediately north of the Sydney Central Business District and is the main route as far as the suburb of Wahroonga. From the Harbour Bridge to the Gore Hill Freeway at Artarmon it is designated as Sydney Metroad 8 and from the Gore Hill Freeway to Wahroonga it is designated as Metroad 1. From Wahroonga to Hexham near Newcastle the Pacific Highway has been superseded by the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, known formerly and until today colloquially as the F3. The present designation of this road is National Highway 1. The freeway ends at John Renshaw Drive at Beresfield, from which a coonector road leads to the New England Highway (national highway 15) between Hexham and Maitland. Northbound traffic turns right onto a short section John Renshaw Drive then connect via an overpass to the New England Highway towards Newcastle, to rejoin the Pacific Highway at Hexham interchange. self drawn and released as public domain This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Fikri. ... self drawn and released as public domain This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its creator, Fikri. ... M2 motorway marker The Bradfield Highway is a highway in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the main crossing of Sydney Harbour carrying rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. ... The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Metroad 1 or M1 is one of Sydney, Australias Metroads. ... Artarmon is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Metroad system in Sydney uses numbers 1-10 inside a blue-bordered hexagon, with the exception of motorway or freeway parts where the simple M#, where # is a number between 1-10, inside a white-bordered green rectangle. ... Metroad 1 or M1 is one of Sydney, Australias Metroads. ... Approximate road distances (in kilometres) of towns and cities along the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway from Sydney The Sydney-Newcastle Freeway is a 127-km stretch of motorway linking Sydney to the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions of New South Wales and is part of the AusLink road corridor between... Australias National Highway The National Highway is a system of roads connecting all the States and Territories of Australia, and is the major network of highways connecting Australias largest and most important cities. ... National Highway 15 follows New England Highway is just off Newcastle and continues through Cunningham Highway in Queensland to Brisbane National Route 42 See also: New England Interstate Highways, a system of numbered highways in New England, USA, from 1922 to 1927. ... Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council. ... National Highway 15 follows New England Highway is just off Newcastle and continues through Cunningham Highway in Queensland to Brisbane National Route 42 See also: New England Interstate Highways, a system of numbered highways in New England, USA, from 1922 to 1927. ...


Back at Wahroonga, the Pacific Highway itself is located mostly parallel to the freeway until Kariong (at which point it diverts into the Central Coast through Gosford and Wyong). It continues along this route (designated state route 83) until Doyalson. The section of the highway from Cowan to Kariong follows a scenic winding route. The section of what was formerly the Pacific Highway from the Wiseman's Ferry Road junction at Somersby, through to the Pacific Hwy exit at Gosford (adjacent to Brian McGowan Bridge), has been rebadged as the Central Coast Highway, still carrying State Route 83. Kariong is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, in the Gosford City Council local government area. ... Doyalson is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, as part of the Wyong Shire local government area. ... The Central Coast Highway is a major road corridor through the Central Coast region of New South Wales. ...


Between 1925 and 1930 the then-Main Roads Board reconstructed a route between Hornsby and Calga that had been abandoned some forty years earlier, in order to provide a direct road link between Sydney and Newcastle. In addition a replacement route from Calga into the gorge of Mooney Mooney Creek and up to the ridge at Kariong above Gosford, was also required. This new Sydney-Newcastle route via Calga and Gosford was some 80 km shorter than the previous route via Parramatta, McGraths Hill, Maroota, Wisemans Ferry, Wollombi and Cessnock. At first Peats Ferry was reinstituted to cross the Hawkesbury River, with construction of the bridge not beginning until 1938, due to the Great Depression. Due to the onset of World War II, the bridge was not completed until May 1945. Currently the highway is closed between the Calga interchange and the Somersby interchange due to a part of the road collapsing as a result of the floods that hit the Central Coast and Newcastle region.[68] Hornsby is the seat of Hornsby Shire, in the North Shore region of Sydney, Australia. ... Kariong is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, in the Gosford City Council local government area. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mcgraths Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Maroota is a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Wisemans Ferry is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Cessnock is a city in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia in Cessnock City Council. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Central Coast is an urban region in the Australian state of New South Wales, located on the coastline north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. ...


The highway recommences as state route 83 in Gosford and continues north through the Central Coast towns of Ourimbah and Wyong as a regional route before meeting with a spur of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway near Doyalson numbered as state route 111. At this point the Pacific Highway becomes state route 111, and is a four-lane regional highway passing Lake Macquarie and on through the suburbs of Newcastle before rejoining national route 1 at Hexham. Ourimbah is a town on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, roughly 80 km north of the Sydney CBD. Lying both on the Sydney-Newcastle CityRail train line and the F3 Sydney-Newcastle Freeway. ... Wyong Country: Australia State: New South Wales Location: 33°16′S 151°25′E Wyong Council Area: 744. ... Lake Macquarie (pronounced ma-KWORRy) is Australias largest coastal saltwater lake, covering an area of 110 km² near the city of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Hexham is a locality in New South Wales, Australia. ...


From Bennetts Green to Sandgate it is supplemented by state highway 13 (marked as state route 123), through New Lambton and Jesmond. Two lengths of this route (Gateshead-Kotara Heights and Jesmond-Shortland) have been replaced by freeway.


From Hexham, the Pacific Highway (now national route 1 again) passes along the NSW North Coast and across the state border into Queensland at Tweed Heads, on the southern fringe of the Gold Coast, Queensland. From here, the Highway is a divided four-lane urban arterial to Billinga, where it becomes the Pacific Motorway. the former route of the Pacifc Highway through Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise and Southport has been renamed the Gold Coast Highway. This section is very congested with traffic, the Tugun Bypass will finish in June 2008 (AbiGroup source), [69] bypassing a badly traffic snarled section. [70] Twin Towns, Tweed Heads. ... “Gold Coast” redirects here. ... The Pacific Motorway is a 102 km long motorway in Australia between Brisbane, Queensland, and the New South Wales-Queensland border at Coolangatta. ... ca 1939 1990s September 2006 Burleigh Heads is a suburb of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. ... Surfers Paradise by day during Schoolies week, in Cavill Mall. ... Southport is a coastal town near the mid-point of the Gold Coast, Australia and has one of the citys largest communities. ... The Gold Coast Highway in Queensland, Australia link the suburbs that comprise the Gold Coast. ... The Tugun Bypass has been identified as an augmentation of the traffic flow arrangements along the Gold Coast Highway passing through seaside suburbs on the southern Gold Coast, Australia. ...

Approximate road distances (in kilometres) of NSW cities and towns along the Pacific Highway northwards from Newcastle.

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Speed limits (south to north)

Hexham to Port Macquarie

  • Hexham bridges - 80 km/h northbound / 60 km/h southbound
  • Hexham bridges to Motto Farm - 80 km/h (construction of traffic lights at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Tomago Road; traffic lights expected to be operational by end of 2007[71])
  • Motto Farm to Raymond Terrace bypass - 70 km/h
  • Raymond Terrace bypass to Karuah bends - 100 km/h
  • Karuah bends to just south of Myall Way - 110 km/h
  • Myall Way at-grade intersection - 90 km/h
  • Myall Way to South Bulahdelah - Variable speed limits (constructing dual carriageways from Myall Way to Booral Road, expected opening in late 2009[8])
  • South Bulahdelah - 80 km/h
  • Bulahdelah - Mainly 60 km/h and 40 km/h at the school near Lee Street, within school times
  • Bulahdelah bypass - 110 km/h (Construction to possibly commence in 2009 and expected to open in 2011[72][73])
  • North Bulahdelah - 90 km/h
  • North Bulahdelah to Wootton Way - 110 km/h
  • Wootton Way to Coolongnook - 100 km/h
  • Coolongolook - 80 km/h
  • Coolongolook to Possum Brush - 100 km/h (in-between Trittion Road and Stills Road, northbound only - 90 km/h)
  • Possum Brush to North Coopernook - 110 km/h
  • North Coopernook to Herons Creek - Variable speed limits (constructing dual carriageways from north Coopernook to Herons Creek, expected opening December 2009 [74])
  • Herons Creek to Oxley Hwy interchange (Port Macquarie exit) - 110 km/h (in-between Herons Creek and Stills Road, northbound only - 90 km/h)

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Coffs Harbour to Ballina

  • (list incomplete)

Ballina to Brisbane

  • Brisbane CBD to South Bank (Riverside Expressway) - 70 km/h
  • South Bank to Greenslopes - 90 km/h
  • Greenslopes to Beenleigh - 100 km/h
  • Beenleigh to Nerang - 110 km/h
  • Nerang to Tugun - 100 km/h
  • Tugun bypass - 100 km/h (expected opening; June 2008)
  • Tugun to Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Highway) - 70 km/h
  • Tweed Heads Bypass - 100 km/h
  • North Banora Point - 80 km/h
  • Banora Point - 70 km/h (EIS/SIS underway for the Banora Point upgrade)
  • North Chinderah to Banora Point - 90 km/h
  • North Chinderah to Ewingsdale interchage (Byron Bay exit) - 110 km/h
  • Ewingsdale interchage (Byron Bay exit) to north Bangalow - 70 km/h
  • Bangalow Bypass - 110 km/h
  • South Bangalow to Tintenbar (north Ballina) - 80km/h
  • Ballina - 60 km/h
  • Ballina bypass - 110 km/h (no date provided for Ballina bypass opening [75])

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Cities and towns

The Pacific Highway passes through some of Australia's fastest growing regions, the NSW's Central Coast and North Coast and also the Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor, with tourism and leisure being the primary economic activity. Hence the traffic is heavy, particularly during holiday seasons, resulting in major congestion. For direct Sydney-Brisbane travel, the New England Highway is preferred as it passes through fewer major towns and carries less local traffic. National Highway 15 follows New England Highway is just off Newcastle and continues through Cunningham Highway in Queensland to Brisbane National Route 42 See also: New England Interstate Highways, a system of numbered highways in New England, USA, from 1922 to 1927. ...


Major cities and towns along the Pacific Highway include: Gosford, Wyong, Newcastle, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Ballina and Byron Bay, all in New South Wales; and Gold Coast in Queensland. Gosford is the main city of the Central Coast of New South Wales, located approximately 50 km north of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) in a straight line, but somewhat further by road due to the shape of the coastline. ... Wyong Country: Australia State: New South Wales Location: 33°16′S 151°25′E Wyong Council Area: 744. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Taree is a city on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... Apartments in Port Macquarie at twilight - Hollingworth Street, Westport. ... Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia in Kempsey Shire Council. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... </ref> | est = 1851 | elevation = 5 | maxtemp = 25. ... Ballina is a town (2001 population: 16,599) and the seat of the Ballina Shire Council Local Government Area on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... Tallow Beach looking south from the lighthouse the Byron Bay Lighhouse, providing a nice shade. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... “Gold Coast” redirects here. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...


Gosford

Gosford is the commercial centre of the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia's ninth largest urban area at the 2001 census. Gosford is located on Brisbane Water which is an inlet off Broken Bay. The Central Coast has a moderate climate, good beaches and pretty bushland areas. It includes popular holiday resorts such as Terrigal, The Entrance and Ettalong Beach. A small section of 7 kilometres between the F3 Freeway at Kariong to West Gosford is now called the Central Coast Highway from 9 August 2006 it was previously once part of the Pacific Highway.[76] This section is now known as the "missing Pacific Highway link". Gosford is the main city of the Central Coast of New South Wales, located approximately 50 km north of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) in a straight line, but somewhat further by road due to the shape of the coastline. ... The Central Coast is an urban region in the Australian state of New South Wales, located on the coastline north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. ... Terrigal is a major coastal suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of Gosford on the Pacific Ocean. ... The Entrance is a suburb on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Central Coast Highway is a major road corridor through the Central Coast region of New South Wales. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Newcastle

Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales and the seventh largest in Australia with a population of 450,000. It is the gateway to the Hunter Valley and is the commercial, administrative and industrial centre of the region. Once a major industrial city, now an elegant destination full of historic buildings, beaches, interesting sights and cultural activities. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The preferred method of reaching Newcastle from the freeway is to take the Newcastle Link Road (the Newcastle/Wallsend exit) from the Newcastle Freeway. Alternatively, Newcastle may be reached by taking the Doyalson exit from the Freeway and following the Pacific Highway (route 111), or by continuing to the end of the freeway and turning right onto John Renshaw Drive and then the New England Highway, travelling through Hexham. Doyalson is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, as part of the Wyong Shire local government area. ...


Bulahdelah

Bulahdelah is about 80 kilometres (64 miles) north of Newcastle with a population just over 1,000 and Bulahdelah is the last town that is yet to be bypassed (between Hexham and Port Maquarie). "Joint planning and funding approval" for the 8.5 kilometre bypass of the township of Bulahdelah was given on 9 July, 2007. [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] Bulahdelah is a small township in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Great Lakes Council LGA. // The town is situated 239 km (149 mi) north of Sydney along the eastern bank of the Myall River appoximately 480 m (1,575 ft) east of the... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Taree

Taree is a major North Coast town. It is a major service centre and stopover point rather than a tourist destination. Among the attractions apart from forests and waterways is the 'Big Oyster'. The Highway now passes to the east of the town, following the opening of a bypass in 1998. Taree is a city on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... The North Coast refers to the region adjoining the Pacific Ocean in the north-eastern part of the State of New South Wales, Australia. ...


Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is the major resort on the Mid North Coast. It is located slightly off the Pacific Highway via the Oxley Highway. It was first settled in 1821 and has historic buildings, a fine museum, superb nature reserves, good surfing beaches, good fishing locations and a good variety of accommodation. Apartments in Port Macquarie at twilight - Hollingworth Street, Westport. ...


Kempsey

Kempsey is a large town located on the beautiful Macleay River halfway between Sydney and the Gold Coast, making it a popular stopping point for people making the journey along the Pacific Highway. Akubra Hats are made in Kempsey and it was the home town of Slim Dusty. Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia in Kempsey Shire Council. ... The Akubra hat is a distinctive part of Australian culture. ...

From Brisbane, Pacific Motorway M1 (blue for motorway sections) follows the Pacific coast until Coolangatta where it then follows southwards (red), through the NSW North Coast ...
From Brisbane, Pacific Motorway M1 (blue for motorway sections) follows the Pacific coast until Coolangatta where it then follows southwards (red), through the NSW North Coast ...

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is the commercial and administrative centre of the Mid North Coast and is the major resort of the NSW North Coast. With a subtropical climate, Coffs Harbour is popular with retirees and tourists. This is evident from its suburban development, more akin to big cities than North Coast towns. It is also famous for its banana plantations, celebrated by 'The Big Banana' tourist destination. Apart from banana growing fishing is important here. The Jetty area of the city includes a marina, a large harbour with an accessible jetty, shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as the Muttonbird Island reserve, famous for its muttonbird population. South is Sawtell, which is a fast-developing coastal resort with attractive beaches and its famous main street with cafes, clubs and shops. To the north of Coffs Harbour is Woolgoolga, which has similar attractions, and has two temples serving a large local Sikh population.. For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... Woolgoolga, or Woopi as it is known to locals, is a town on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia. ...


Grafton

Grafton is a beautiful and gracious city. It has wide streets, elegant Victorian buildings, a superb location on the banks of the wide Clarence River and many ornamental parks. The city is particularly proud of the jacarandas which line almost every street and are spectacular when in full bloom during November, when the Jacaranda Festival is held. </ref> | est = 1851 | elevation = 5 | maxtemp = 25. ...


Ballina

... through to Newcastle, and Sydney-Newcastle Freeway (National Highway 1) southwards to Sydney

Ballina is a major town, attracting large numbers of retirees. It is located among sugarcane plantations at the mouth of the Richmond River. It is also holiday destination. A famous piece of kitsch, 'The Big Prawn' advertises Ballina as a desirable fishing spot. The proposed Ballina bypass is a challenging upgrade task to date, regarding the RTA, quoting; "pre-construction". [82] [83] Ballina is a town (2001 population: 16,599) and the seat of the Ballina Shire Council Local Government Area on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... self drawn and released as public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder. ... self drawn and released as public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder. ...


Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads is the major commercial centre of the southern part of the Gold Coast, which extends as far south as Chinderah in NSW. It was known as a 'twin town' along with Coolangatta, Queensland before they coalesced with other towns to form the suburbia of the Gold Coast. Twin Towns, Tweed Heads. ... Lighthouse at Point Danger, Coolangatta, Queensland - a memorial to Lieutenant James Cook of HM Bark Endeavour who named the Point and described the area during the voyage of 1770. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...


Gold Coast

Coolangatta to Beenleigh is within the City of Gold Coast. The city has a population of 500,000 and is Australia's sixth-largest city. The oceanside parts of the Gold Coast are characterised by high-rises, residential canal developments, a casino, theme parks, amusement parks and numerous tourist attractions, whilst its inland suburbs are leafy and well kept, looking much like the newer suburbia of other large Australian cities. The Gold Coast attracts tourists from around the world and is one of Australia's leading tourist destinations. Most of the city is bypassed by the Pacific Motorway (M1 Motorway) which continues to Logan City in Brisbane, where its designation becomes Metroad 3. From there, this section of the Pacific Motorway (known before 2003 as the South East Freeway) continues directly into Brisbane city centre. The Gold Coast Highway is very congested with traffic, the Tugun Bypass will finish in June 2008 (AbiGroup source),[84], bypassing a badly traffic snarled section.[85] “Gold Coast” redirects here. ... “Gold Coast” redirects here. ... Logan is a city and Local Government Area in South East Queensland, Australia. ... Metroad 3 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is a major urban road corridor. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... The Tugun Bypass has been identified as an augmentation of the traffic flow arrangements along the Gold Coast Highway passing through seaside suburbs on the southern Gold Coast, Australia. ...


The former route of the Pacific Highway through the Gold Coast has been renamed as the Gold Coast Highway, and the former route of the highway from Logan to Wooloongabba in Brisbane is now Logan Road, which was the name it had prior to becoming part of the Pacific Highway in 1931. The Gold Coast Highway in Queensland, Australia link the suburbs that comprise the Gold Coast. ...


See also

The Pacific Motorway is a 102 km long motorway in Australia between Brisbane, Queensland, and the New South Wales-Queensland border at Coolangatta. ... This is a list of highways in Australia, listed alphabetically along with its route number and location. ... New South Wales Highways of New South Wales This is a list of highways in New South Wales, Australia. ... Queensland General highways map of Queensland Queensland, being the second largest state in Australia is also the most decentralised. ...

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Two major coach accidents on the Pacific Highway in 1989 near Grafton (in which 20 people died) and Kempsey (in which 35 people died) resulted in a public outcry over the poor quality of the road and its high fatality rate.
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The highway was subsequently improved, the last section to be sealed was in 1958 at Koorainghait south of Taree, and the last road ferry crossing was replaced by the Harwood Bridge over the South Channel of the Clarence River in 1966 (the north channel had been bridged in 1931).
The Pacific Highway was replaced by the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway as the national route between Sydney and Hexham near Newcastle in sections between 1965 and 1992.
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