Roads and Maritime Services has developed and implemented a wide range of design and management measures to mitigate and offset impacts to native wildlife.
Sugar gliders are found around the Sapphire to Woolgoolga project, north of Coffs Harbour.
They are social and nocturnal animals, currently listed as vulnerable under NSW legislation and unlisted under Commonwealth Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999).
Sugar gliders, Squirrel gliders and Feathertail gliders have been recorded making numerous glide crossings of the Pacific Highway at this location.
Glider poles and a widen median on this section of the highway help them to safely make this crossing.