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Boral’s welcomes ‘significant’ $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour bypass


Boral has shared its latest insights into the $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour bypass project, one of Australia’s largest flexible paving projects. 

Boral will supply, deliver and lay 280 kilotonnes of asphalt on the infrastructure project, with the majority of work to commence in June. 

“We are pleased to be involved in the delivery of the Coffs Harbour bypass, a significant infrastructure project that will better connect our major cities and ease congestion in the area,” Boral’s executive general manager for asphalt Tim Richards said. 

“At Boral, we are committed to supporting regional growth and creating more employment opportunities for local residents.” 

The project includes the construction of three tunnels, 12 kilometres of new road, and about two kilometres of upgraded highway.  

The project is expected to be open to traffic in late 2026 and completed by 2027. Image: Boral

Set to be open to traffic in late 2026 and completed by 2027, it will be a key link in Australia’s infrastructure, connecting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. 

Boral will deliver flexible pavement using EME asphalt, an Australian-developed, French product first pioneered by Boral nearly a decade ago. EME enables a thinner layer of the ultra-hard, high-flexing-resistant asphalt to be used, making it a more sustainable product. It also has five-to-10 times the lifespan of using regular asphalt. 

This package of work will be resourced by the local Boral team with support from surrounding resources in the region.  

“We have a proven track-record in delivering large-scale projects and being an innovative company; the flexible pavement design with EME asphalt mix being just one example,” Richards said. 

“We are excited to be working with Transport for NSW, and proud to deliver one of the largest flexible pavement projects in the state.” 

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