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The Pacific Highway duplication between Woolgoolga to Ballina is starting to take final shape, with an additional 12-kilometre section between Tyndale and Maclean opening last night, delivering smoother, safer and more reliable journeys for all road users.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said vital infrastructure projects would go ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic because of their long-term value to regional communities.

“We’re powering ahead with vital infrastructure projects like this because we understand just how important investments are to regional economies in this difficult time,” Mr McCormack said.

“This is just one of the many ways the Federal and New South Wales governments are delivering for the regions and building for the future.”

NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said it was great to see the project enter the home stretch.

“We know how important projects like these are to local communities – and to tourists and freight operators who use the Pacific Highway to travel between Brisbane and Sydney,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said once the Woolgoolga to Ballina project was complete, local motorists could save 25 minutes between the two regions.

Information about the upcoming traffic changes is available online here.