Pacific Highway


Project overview

On the Central Coast the Pacific Highway connects the growing urban, commercial and industrial precincts in the Gosford and Wyong local government area.

Latest news

Nov 2021 - Harrington & Coopernook roads intersection, Pacific Highway

Survey work commencing

Traffic counters are being installed and surveyors are carrying out investigations to start informing the concept design for the intersection improvements. Work commenced in mid-November and is expect to take about four weeks.

Next steps

The next phase of the project will include engaging a contractor to start working on the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF). We expect to start this work by mid-2022.

For more information please view our November 2021 project notification (PDF, 292Kb).

Pacific Highway upgrade

This upgrade is the largest road infrastructure project in Australia. Find out more.

Project information


The road is part of the state road route west of Tuggerah Lake, connecting the Central Coast's northern residential and industrial areas. These areas include: Warnervale, Charmhaven, Budgewoi Lake, northern Tuggerah Lake and Toukley. It is used by an average of 27,000 vehicles a day.

Current or proposed construction projects on the Pacific Highway route include:

Completed construction projects on the Pacific Highway route include:

  • Stage 1 Lisarow to Ourimbah – Dog Trap Road intersection at Ourimbah
  • Stage 2 Lisarow to Ourimbah – Pacific Highway between Glen Road and Burns Road
  • Stage 3a Lisarow to Ourimbah – Pacific Highway between Glen Road and Ourimbah Street
  • Pacific Highway, San Remo
  • Anzac Road to Johnson Road, Tuggerah
  • Wyong Road & Pacific Highway intersection upgrade at Tuggerah

Project documents

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Media releases

  • 18 November 2021

    Early work starts on $60 million Harrington-Coopernook overpass.

  • 16 November 2021

    Have your say on plans to widen Hexham Straight.

  • 11 October 2021

    Coffs bypass tender shortlist announced.

  • 24 September 2021

    RFS solitary brigade moves into new improved shed.

  • July 2021

    13 local and regional builders sign on to Coffs Harbour bypass project.

  • April 2021

    Safer journeys on the way for Port Macquarie.

  • March 2021

    Smoother travel ahead on Pacific Highway.

  • March 2021

    Girders to shape Lisarow's new rail bridge.

  • February 2021

    Local businesses invited to bid for bypass work.

  • February 2021

    Teven wetlands a road to rehabilitation for endangered species.

  • January 2021

    Safer journeys ahead on Pacific Highway at Twelve Mile Creek.

  • December 2020

    Pacific Highway upgrade boosts bypassed towns.

  • December 2020

    Meet the families that built the Pacific Highway.

  • December 2020

    Coffs Harbour bypass green light to drive local jobs economy.

  • November 2020

    More safety improvements ahead for Pacific Highway at Herons Creek.

  • November 2020

    Bridging two capitals to boost freight.

  • September 2020

    Pacific Highway improvements at Belmont North.

  • August 2020

    Woodburn, Broadwater and Wardell next to be bypassed.

  • August 2020

    Maclean Interchange opens to traffic.

  • July 2020

    Maclean interchange to open soon as Pacific Highway upgrade nears finish line.

  • July 2020

    Paving the way to a better Pacific Highway.

  • May 2020

    Final section of Pacific Highway Upgrade nears finish line.

  • May 2020

    Stimulus drives safer outcomes for Pacific Highway intersection.

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

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