Byron Bay’s first traffic signals have been switched on as part of plans to address peak period queueing on the Pacific Highway at the Ewingsdale Road interchange.
Transport for NSW Director North Region Anna Zycki said traffic queues often build up on the highway in the weekday morning peak period before the Ewingsdale Road exit, which is a significant safety hazard for all road users.
“The speed limit for the Pacific Highway at this location is 110 km/hour and while warning and speed management systems operate during peak periods, Transport for NSW now has signals as an additional measure to better manage safety and traffic flow,” Ms Zycki said.
“We want to ensure commuters and other road users complete their journeys safely, which is why the NSW Government is investing $750,000 to improve traffic flow and reduce highway congestion at this pinch point.”
Ms Zycki said Transport for NSW has installed the signals on the eastern approach to the roundabout on the Ewingsdale interchange.
“The installation includes sensors which will trigger the signals when queueing happens, to assist to manage highway traffic flow,” Ms Zycki said.
“Transport for NSW is also working with Byron Shire Council to explore whole of transport solutions for travel in and around Byron Bay.”
Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience while this project was completed.
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