Mid-2012 finish to upgrade
THE Banora Point upgrade is expected to be finished in the middle of next year.
A NSW Roads and Maritime Services spokesman said work to build the Banora Point Pacific Hwy upgrade was progressing well and the project was on track to be completed in mid-2012.
"Work on the Banora Point upgrade will shut down for the Christmas and New Year holiday period from December 23 and work will start again on January 10 2012," he said.
"This will ensure there is no disruption from upgrade work during to holiday traffic.
"During the shutdown road work speed limits will still apply and are enforceable."
Crews finished installing barriers near the Darlington Dr roundabout on Tuesday, which will enable the new off-ramp to be built.
"Work now under way at the project includes laying the road surface for the southern interchange (and) removing the haul road through the southern valley," the spokesman said.
The southern valley is currently being landscaped and the viaduct bridge is being built over the central valley.
A range of work that will start next month and continue until February includes controlled blasting at Sexton Hill and laying the road surface for the Minjungbal Dr extension under the new underpass.
"Local roads and connections to the new highway will be completed by late 2012," the spokesman said.