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Karuah to Bulahdelah opens second section ahead of schedule

23 September 2009

The K2B team opened a 7.5km dual carriageway section of the Pacific Highway on Friday 18 September, ahead of schedule as they continue to power towards completing the entire 23km project before the New South Wales October long weekend.

The Pacific highway is notoriously busy at this time of year and having the full 23km dual carriageway open will drastically reduce the likelihood of significant traffic delays for those people heading up and down the coast for a short break.

K2B Project Director, Steve Kiddle said; “Today’s opening makes 21km of the entire 23km dual carriageway section available to the public.”

“I sincerely congratulate and thank the project team for an outstanding effort in opening this section of road ahead of program. You have worked very hard to achieve this goal.

“This is a truly outstanding performance!” Steve said.

RTA’s Ian Long also thanked the team for their fantastic achievement.

“We have worked well as a team on this project. I would like to especially thank Robby Curtis, who managed and co-ordinated the large team through all that nature could throw at us and still achieved this program.

“In my experience there are few that can gain the full support and respect of the workforce as well as Robby has demonstrated on this project.

“I know that you all will, as I will, remember the Karuah to Bulahdelah project as one of the great successes in our careers. It is a project that we can all be proud that we were associated with."

The third and final, 2km section is scheduled to be opened on Tuesday 29 September leaving only minor works to be conducted before the entire project is complete.

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