Work Starting on Pacific Highway intersection at Houston Mitchell Drive

3 September 2021

Work is about to begin on a $2.9 million upgrade of the Pacific Highway intersection at Houston Mitchell Drive, south of Port Macquarie.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the much needed work, funded by the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program will provide safer journeys for all motorists travelling along this popular stretch of the Pacific Highway.

“The game-changing duplication of the Pacific Highway from Hexham to the Queensland border was completed late last year, but the work doesn’t stop there, the NSW Government is committed to improving safety at every section of this key corridor,” Mr Toole said.

“We’ve listened to the local community who’ve told us improving safety is a top priority.”

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said work starting on Monday 6 September will boost safety by improving the layout of the intersection with Houston Mitchell Drive.

“Work includes installing acceleration and deceleration lanes southbound on the Pacific Highway and widening the road shoulders,” Mrs Williams said.

“This will improve safety for motorists turning into and out of Houston Mitchell Drive, helping ensure road users complete their journeys safely each day.”

Transport for NSW will notify the community as the project progresses, with more information available at: nswroads.work/houston-mitchell-drive.

Regional worksites are required to have a COVIDSafe plan in place and continue to comply with all directives from NSW Health.

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