Beca and Arcadis awarded Portion B of the Pacific Highway upgrade

Beca and our joint venture partner Arcadis have been announced as preferred consultants for the $470m Portion B of the Pacific Highway Woolgoolga to Ballina project.

The Pacific Highway upgrade is one of the largest road infrastructure projects in NSW, connecting Sydney and Brisbane. The 155km, $4.35b Woolgoolga to Ballina project starts approximately six kilometres north of Woolgoolga (north of Coffs Harbour) and ends approximately six kilometres south of Ballina. Portion B (between Maclean and Devils Pulpit) comprises 29km of duplicated highway through an environmentally sensitive section of northern NSW and is part of the overall program of highway duplication, which is being delivered by Roads and Maritime Services.

As Alex Yee, Principal - Transport at Beca says, "This section of highway is a critical piece of infrastructure for northern NSW and Beca is pleased to be delivering this important project. The challenging program, environmentally sensitive location, large flood plain and soft ground conditions requires an integrated and highly collaborative approach to design with RMS and their delivery partner, Pacific Complete."

Beca detailed design services will include:

  • Road Alignment and Highway Design
  • Bridge and Structural Design
  • Drainage and Hydrology
  • Pavement Design
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Traffic Assessment
  • Staging Design
  • Utilities Coordination

Completion of the Woolgoolga to Ballina project is expected by the end of the decade.

See also February 2016