Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.
Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.

DOWN SHE COMES: Watch as highway overpass removed

WHILE the Pacific Highway upgrade has just reached 91 per cent complete, one recent set of work brought down a section of the old roadway.

As part of the opening of the Maclean interchange, the old highway overpass that crossed Jubilee St has been removed.

>>> OPEN: Maclean interchange works ready to go

The Daily Examiner has been given an inside look at the work as the piece of highway was brought down last week.

Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.
Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.

The overpass was removed as part of works to create a new shared cycle and walking way between Townsend and Maclean.

>>> RELATED: New bypasses on the way as part of highway work

Three more interchanges will open in early September, with the towns of Woodburn, Broadwater and Wardell bypassed.

Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.
Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.

The highway upgrade project is still on schedule to be completed by early December.

Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.
Work to bring the old Pacific Highway overpass near Townsend down now that Maclean Interchange has opened.