Progress made on Kempsey bypass

The Kempsey bypass on the NSW mid-north coast is a step closer to being completed, with the finishing touches applied to the 3.2-kilometre bridge that stretches over the Macleay River.

The final support beam of the bridge has been put in place, connecting what is now Australia’s longest bridge. The completion of the bridge is an impressive feat, with 941 concrete beams each weighing 65 tonnes and supported by 93 piers.

A total of 2.6 million cubic metres of earthworks has been involved in the project, which also included a new flood levee at Frederickton.

When completed, the 14.5-kilometre divided highway will take up to 2,000 trucks a day off the local streets of Kempsey and Frederickton, delivering faster, safer and smoother driving conditions for all motorists who use that stretch of highway.
Road transport operators will benefit from significantly reduced travel times and operating costs.

The next step for this project is to lay the concrete deck. The project commenced in June 2010 and the Kempsey Bypass is on schedule to be completed by mid-2013.

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