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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #200 on: September 19, 2019, 11:09:36 AM »
Well we had the big release if the EIS for the Bypass and surprise surprise there are tunnels. 

 https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/projects/factsheet-alliances.pdf

Don't worry there are plenty of die hards still saying once tendered out the plan will change back to cuttings. 
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #201 on: September 19, 2019, 11:12:27 AM »
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Well we had the big release if the EIS for the Bypass and surprise surprise there are tunnels. 

 https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/projects/factsheet-alliances.pdf

Don't worry there are plenty of die hards still saying once tendered out the plan will change back to cuttings.

Im surprised your still expecting anything to happen in any of our lifetimes.
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #202 on: September 19, 2019, 11:20:56 AM »
ha ha see what happens the next couple of years when they say it start.  Plenty of pre work being done
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #203 on: April 04, 2020, 07:33:53 PM »
Gday Al.

This happened late last week.Feels strange now driving at 100 k's after most of the sections they have been working on at 80 k's.

Very nice piece of road.
https://www.facebook.com/NSWRoads/videos/214245343162307/

I was also talking to an excavator operator working on the Glenugie section. He was telling me that section was supposed to open before the Tyndale/ Maclean section but the wet weather had held them up. Looking south from Tyndale overpass all the road has been linemarked and all barriers completed. Could be any day now til that part is open  :cup:
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #204 on: April 04, 2020, 07:50:37 PM »
Gday Al.

This happened late last week.Feels strange now driving at 100 k's after most of the sections they have been working on at 80 k's.

Very nice piece of road.
https://www.facebook.com/NSWRoads/videos/214245343162307/

Yeah it opened last Wednesday, big improvement over the old highway.  Couple of months and more should be getting opened up. 
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« Reply #205 on: May 21, 2020, 09:59:56 PM »
While they continue with geotechnical investigations around the site of the three tunnels around Coffs Harbour a new section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina section has been opened.  From Glenugie to Tyndale linking up with the latest section from Tyndale to Maclean.  Dual lane and 110km/h.  Getting closer.   
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« Reply #206 on: May 21, 2020, 10:14:40 PM »
While they continue with geotechnical investigations around the site of the three tunnels around Coffs Harbour a new section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina section has been opened.  From Glenugie to Tyndale linking up with the latest section from Tyndale to Maclean.  Dual lane and 110km/h.  Getting closer.

To think the govt has spend all that money on a new great road only to get to the northern end to find  Qld have put in place concrete barriers to stop all the nice folk from Covidcentral from entering the state

Look forward to travelling it one day.
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #207 on: May 21, 2020, 10:37:31 PM »
To think the govt has spend all that money on a new great road only to get to the northern end to find  Qld have put in place concrete barriers to stop all the nice folk from Covidcentral from entering the state

Look forward to travelling it one day.

Yes Palaceshades is some what different.   the Border check is a bit of a boring joke. 
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« Reply #208 on: May 22, 2020, 04:06:05 AM »
Qld has concrete barriers..... we've been after these for at least 20 years too.

NSW has the Ruby Princess.

Nuh, they won't be moving the concrete barriers anytime soon.  ;D

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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #209 on: May 22, 2020, 10:03:57 AM »
the Border check is a bit of a boring joke.

On that, there's lot of cars driving around with the "A" border pass stuck on their windscreen, & I'm starting to see a few with 2 passes up ???

Anybody have any idea why you'd have 2 passes ???
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« Reply #210 on: May 22, 2020, 08:18:45 PM »
On that, there's lot of cars driving around with the "A" border pass stuck on their windscreen, & I'm starting to see a few with 2 passes up ???

Anybody have any idea why you'd have 2 passes ???

The 2nd pass is for the Queenslanders imaginary friend that they have in their head

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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #211 on: May 22, 2020, 10:04:07 PM »
I still cant understand why it is that the nsw gov didnt/ havent closed our borders  ??? In saying that, why is it that there are Qld rego'd vehicles southbound across the border into NSW with caravans? campers in tow?
Its like its a free for all !! Now, just waiting for the Qld supporters to come back with " your Premier wont close the border".............but, people should have the brains to stay at home and not rely on a border closure to tell them that.

Here, close to home in Yamba there are Qld vehicles with one or two "A"s in their windscreens with even surf boards on the roof heading to the beaches  >:(
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #212 on: May 22, 2020, 11:46:16 PM »
On that, there's lot of cars driving around with the "A" border pass stuck on their windscreen, & I'm starting to see a few with 2 passes up ???

Anybody have any idea why you'd have 2 passes ???

You are supposed to have a Quarantine Pass for per vehicle for every person in that vehicle.   If you have two cars and four in the family, then as required each vehicle should have four passes. 

It's a Queersland thing.   


Apart from the first three weeks when only a hand full of vehicle crossing the border at a time, each vehicle was stopped and driver spoken to.  After that the volume of vehicle increased and now they just wave you through as quick as they can.  No checks if there is a Q Pass on display, just drive on through. 
 
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« Reply #213 on: May 22, 2020, 11:56:27 PM »
I still cant understand why it is that the nsw gov didnt/ havent closed our borders  ??? In saying that, why is it that there are Qld rego'd vehicles southbound across the border into NSW with caravans? campers in tow?
Its like its a free for all !! Now, just waiting for the Qld supporters to come back with " your Premier wont close the border".............but, people should have the brains to stay at home and not rely on a border closure to tell them that.

Here, close to home in Yamba there are Qld vehicles with one or two "A"s in their windscreens with even surf boards on the roof heading to the beaches  >:(

Nothing stopping Qlders from leaving Qld.  They can come to NSW get COVID-19 and take it back into Qld free of charge.   

Federal Health Authorities maintain there is NO reason for the Border Closures.   The States somehow know better.   As our Local Member said, we will be ready for the holiday period and happily receive the Tourists to help boost our local Tourism Industry.  Not that Coffs has a Tourism Industry as such. 

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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #214 on: May 28, 2020, 02:45:12 PM »
I still cant understand why it is that the nsw gov didnt/ havent closed our borders  ??? In saying that, why is it that there are Qld rego'd vehicles southbound across the border into NSW with caravans? campers in tow?
Its like its a free for all !! Now, just waiting for the Qld supporters to come back with " your Premier wont close the border".............but, people should have the brains to stay at home and not rely on a border closure to tell them that.

Here, close to home in Yamba there are Qld vehicles with one or two "A"s in their windscreens with even surf boards on the roof heading to the beaches  >:(

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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #215 on: May 28, 2020, 03:30:06 PM »
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Its like its a free for all !!
thats the point I've been tryin to get across.

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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #216 on: May 28, 2020, 05:37:49 PM »
Same over this side. Gonna be a lot of business's for sale or in deep poo if they don't get things opened again soon.

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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #217 on: August 04, 2020, 03:44:09 PM »
For those swaggers who travel up/down to our part of the world, a new entry to Maclean ( nsw) has just opened up today. This entry is at the Ferry Park end of town ( southern end) of Maclean.
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« Reply #218 on: August 04, 2020, 04:43:17 PM »
How much of the new road is now open ???

Or, to put it another way, what's still closed ??? ;D
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #219 on: August 04, 2020, 05:12:53 PM »
How much of the new road is now open ???

Or, to put it another way, what's still closed ??? ;D
Two lanes all the way from Woolgoolga to Maclean.Still one lane from Maclean to woodburn & thru to Wardell.
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #220 on: August 04, 2020, 06:52:07 PM »
How much of the new road is now open ???

Or, to put it another way, what's still closed ??? ;D

There is a section between Halfway Creek and Glenugie divided road but one lane and 80km/h limit unless they are working closer to the road then it can go down to 40km/h.   From Maclean to Woodburn about half is divided road single lane 80km/h and the other is north and south on the same section of road, you cross over from north and south lanes a number of times. 
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #221 on: August 04, 2020, 07:22:39 PM »
Maclean interchange.
Tomorrow night is the opening.
Traveled from Townsend to Maclean at 5.30pm this arvo.
Not officially operation yet
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #222 on: August 06, 2020, 06:20:47 PM »
The interchange was open this morning,
Travelled it a few times, clear signage, nice white line markings,
Yet some couldn't understand.
There are two roundabouts, either side of the freeway over pass.
Heard a story today,
Of someone traveling from Townsend to Maclean, they found them self at the Yamba Rd interchange(Harwood Bridge) True story.
They are now going to travel James Crk Rd to get to Yamba Rd into Maclean, cause that is easier.
FFS, I can't believe how stupid people have become, even telling people it was open 24 hours before it was.
Sheeeesh.
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #223 on: August 06, 2020, 07:07:36 PM »
The interchange was open this morning,
Travelled it a few times, clear signage, nice white line markings,
Yet some couldn't understand.
There are two roundabouts, either side of the freeway over pass.
Heard a story today,
Of someone traveling from Townsend to Maclean, they found them self at the Yamba Rd interchange(Harwood Bridge) True story.
They are now going to travel James Crk Rd to get to Yamba Rd into Maclean, cause that is easier.
FFS, I can't believe how stupid people have become, even telling people it was open 24 hours before it was.
Sheeeesh.

Have they opened up both lanes between the interchange and Hardwood Bridge or is it still dual carriage way reduced to single lanes?   
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Re: Pacific Highway Bypass of Coffs Harbour
« Reply #224 on: August 06, 2020, 07:11:44 PM »
Have they opened up both lanes between the interchange and Hardwood Bridge or is it still dual carriage way reduced to single lanes?
Still one lane each way.
Barriers in the right hand lane, each way.
That was of this arvo 3.45pm.
Can't be farway from opening.
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