Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance today travelled underground in the nine kilometre tunnels for the first time to inspect progress on the $4.3 billion
The Coffs Harbour Bypass would see a 14 kilometre road constructed around the Coffs Harbour CBD. The road would bypass 12 traffic lights and remove 12,000 vehicles from the city.
The Federal Government has committed $191 million on top of the NSW Government's $500 million Fixing Local Roads program.
A major contractor has begun on the Nowra Bridge project with the first sod turned.
As part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund, 163 new local infrastructure projects will be built in drought-affected communities.