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Final section of pacific highway upgrade nears finish line

The final piece of the largest road infrastructure project in regional Australia is taking shape, with a 36-kilometre section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade between Glenugie and Tyndale opening on Tuesday May 19.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $15 billion Pacific Highway upgrade program started 20 years ago to make journeys safer between Hexham and the Queensland border.

“In this time the number of fatal crashes on the highway each year has more than halved, from 53 in 1999 to 15 in 2019,” he said.

Note: Check out the Independent for more about this on Wednesday.