Work is progressing on the Pacific Highway duplication at Lisarow

Pacific Highway duplication at Lisarow

The NSW Government is investing $178 million to upgrade the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Lisarow.

The upgrade will improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for around 30,000 motorists using this 1.6 kilometre section of the highway each day.

A key feature of the upgrade will be a new rail bridge across the main Sydney to Newcastle rail line.

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APR 2021

APR 2021Night work in May

Night work will be carried out between 6pm and 7am from Sunday to Thursday nights between 3 May and 31 May, weather permitting.

Night work will include:

  • asphalting for the new section of the Pacific Highway near Lisarow Station and south of Tuggerah Street, and the Pacific Highway near Parsons Road and The Ridgeway
  • utility services and stormwater drains in front of Lisarow Cemetery on the Pacific Highway
  • early morning concrete pours on the new rail bridge near the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Railway Crescent
  • accessing site compounds on Railway Crescent, Macdonalds Road and the northern compounds on the Pacific Highway.

More information can be found in the May night work notification.

Day work continues on the project between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

Lane closures and traffic control will be in place during work hours, while a permanent 40 km/h reduced speed limit remains through the work zone for the safety of motorists and workers.

View or download the March out of hours notification (PDF, 302kb).

Building the new rail bridge

Check out our time lapse footage showing the new rail bridge being built.

A total of 27 girders were recently lifted into place to make up the new rail bridge, which will replace the existing narrow bridge.

Each girder was manufactured in Newcastle. They are 35 metres long and weigh between 65 and 70 tonnes.

Work is now taking place on the bridge deck to enable traffic to be moved later this year.

Project information

The NSW Government is investing $178 million to upgrade the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Lisarow.

The upgrade will improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for around 30,000 motorists using this 1.6 kilometre section of the highway each day.

Following consideration of community feedback in 2016, the Review of Environmental Factors was determined in February 2017.

View or download the Review of Environmental Factors and Species Impact Statement.

View or download the October 2016 Submissions Report.

As a result of our continued planning and development of the project, Roads and Maritime Services has updated the Review of Environmental Factors to include more details in two Addendum Review of Environmental Factors reports.

A contract was awarded to Daracon Contractors in November 2018 to build the upgrade.

Key benefits of the upgrade include:

  • Improved traffic flow and travel times on the Pacific Highway
  • Improved connections to the local road network
  • Improved safety for all road users
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle network.
  • Two lanes in each direction on the Pacific Highway
  • A new bridge over the rail line, replacing the existing narrow bridge near Railway Crescent
  • New traffic lights at the Railway Crescent and Tuggerah Street (formerly Macdonalds Road) intersections with the Pacific Highway
  • Upgrading the existing traffic lights at The Ridgeway
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle paths along and across the highway
  • Improved access to the parking area at Lisarow Railway Station.

Standard work hours will be from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. We will be required to work outside of normal working hours at times, including at night from 7pm to 5am.

The ability to work on the new four-lane bridge over the rail line is limited when scheduled train services are running. During scheduled rail line trackwork shutdowns, we may work continually throughout the day and night to reduce the overall duration of construction.

Major work started in February 2019.

We will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as the project progresses.

Project documents

Project notifications

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April 2021 project notification

Out of hours work on the Pacific Highway

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March 2021 project notification

Out of hours rail possession for girder lift

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March 2021 project notification

Out of hours notification

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December 2020 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway duplication at Lisarow from Sunday 17 January 2021

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August-September 2020 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway duplication at Lisarow in August / September 2020

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April 2020 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway duplication at Lisarow from Tuesday 28 April 2020

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November 2019 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow from Sunday 1 December 2020

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November 2019 project notification

Traffic changes on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow from Monday 2 December 2020

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November 2019 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow from Sunday 3 November 2020

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October 2019 project notification

Temporary closure of Pacific Highway right turn lane into Lisarow Station carpark from Sunday 3 November 2020

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August 2019 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow from Monday 2 September 2019

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August 2019 project notification

Temporary traffic changes on the Pacific Highway, Lisarow from Monday 2 September 2019

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July 2019 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway, Lisarow from Thursday 1 August 2019

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June 2019 project notification

Weekend work near Railway Crescent and Pacific Highway, Lisarow from Saturday 8 June 2019

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May 2019 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway, Lisarow from Sunday 2 June 2019

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March 2019 project notification

Long-term closure of Dora Street from Monday 8 April 2019

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February 2019 project notification

Night work on the Pacific Highway, Lisarow from Tuesday 26 February 2019

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Project updates

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November 2019 project update

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February 2019 project update

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Media releases

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March 2021

New rail bridge for Pacific Highway at Lisarow

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August 2020

Lisarows Pacific Highway duplication on track

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November 2018

Contract for next stage of Pacific Highway upgrade, The Entrance

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Contact us

For further information or to make a complaint about this project, contact:

Phone: 1800 560 667

Email: lisarow.enquiries@daracon.com.au

Mail: Roads and Maritime Services Central Coast Office, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300.

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