Pacific Highway and Houston Mitchell Drive


Project overview

The NSW Government has committed funding for the planned upgrade to improve safety at this intersection and reduce crashes.

Latest news

Jun 2022 - Work completed

Transport for NSW has completed the upgrade work at this intersection. We thank you for your patience during this important work.

Project information


The Pacific Motorway is the main north-south arterial connection between Sydney and Brisbane. It is a major freight route and provides a high speed road environment.

In 2021, the NSW Government invested $2.9 million to upgrade the intersection of Houston Mitchell Drive to address safety issues and increase sight distances for turning vehicles.

Transport for NSW will continue to monitor safety performance across the road network and prioritise potential upgrades.

Project features

The completed safety improvements at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Houston Mitchell Drive include a:

  • new left turn deceleration lane on the Pacific Highway into Houston Mitchell Drive for southbound motorists
  • new acceleration lane on the Pacific Highway for southbound motorists turning left out of Houston Mitchell Drive
  • wider road shoulders for motorists turning in and out of Houston Mitchell Drive
  • new safety barriers and line marking.

Project documents

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Project notifications

Detour map

  • September 2021 detour map

    Safety improvements – intersection of Pacific Highway and Houston Mitchell Drive, south of Port Macquarie.

Media releases

  • 3 September 2021

    Work Starting on Pacific Highway intersection at Houston Mitchell Drive.

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 0429 233 146 (business hours – Moses Verevakabau, Project Engineer)


Mail: Moses Verevakabau, Transport for NSW, PO Box 576 Grafton NSW 2460