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Avenue Road Glenugie reopens to traffic as part of Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services advise motorists of changed traffic conditions for work to progress on the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. Work to widen Avenue Road to two lanes from the Eight Mile Lane intersection to north of Wants Lane at Glenugie is complete. Avenue Road reopened to traffic between Eight Mile Lane and Wants Lane on Monday August 28. Traffic control will also be in place between 7am and midday on Thursday August 31 for work to install signs about 500 metres north of the Eight Mile Lane intersection. A reduced speed limit of 60 km/h will be in place on the highway between Cameron Street and the Jubilee Street overpass at Maclean for survey work between 7am and 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday August 30-31. Traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place on the northbound Yamba on ramp, between Tuesday August 29 and Friday September 1 for work to build the new interchange at Yamba. Local traffic will be moved on to a new diversion road at Chatsworth Road South and Serpentine Channel North Bank Road on Thursday August 31 between 7am and 6pm, weather permitting. The temporary traffic arrangements will allow the new highway lanes to be built safely while maintaining capacity on the road network. Highway traffic will not be affected by this traffic switch. Work will be carried out to install an emergency stopping bay on the southbound shoulder of the highway between Chatsworth Road and Carrolls Lane at Chatsworth from Monday August 28 to Friday September 1. Traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place. The community will have several opportunities in coming weeks to speak with the project team about work being carried out to build the two major bridges of the upgrade. Community members can also drop into the Broadwater Community Hall on Wednesday August 30 between 5pm and 8pm to talk to the project team about the new bridge. A community drop in session will also be held at the Harwood Community Hall, River Road at Harwood from 10am to 2.30pm on Saturday September 2 to provide information about work being carried out to build the new bridge across the Clarence River at Harwood. The project team will also have a stall at the Iluka markets on September 3 between 8am and midday. This is an opportunity for community members to get an update on work in their local area as the upgrade continues. For the safety of workers and motorists, reduced speed limits and traffic control may be in place on the highway, local roads and access roads. Delays of up to five minutes can be expected at most locations and all work is carried out weather permitting. Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work on the upgrade is carried out. For the latest traffic updates visit, download the Live Traffic NSW App or call 132 701.