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Changed traffic conditions and night work for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

Changed traffic conditions continue this week on the Pacific Highway to progress the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade.

There will be two nights of work on the Pacific Highway north of Woombah from Wednesday 22 August. Work will be carried out between 6pm and 6am and include moving traffic barriers. There will be a reduced speed limit, lane closures and traffic control to direct motorists.

Motorists can expect a reduced speed limit in both directions on the Pacific Highway, Devils Pulpit from Wednesday 22 August for two days. Vegetation removal will be carried out near the highway between 7am and 6pm.

Motorists travelling north on the Pacific Highway will be switched onto the southbound carriageway of the existing Pacific Highway between Old Pacific Highway north and Old Pacific Highway south, Glenugie on Friday 24 August. The traffic change will be in place until early 2019. Traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place during construction hours.

Additional changes to local roads

Controlled blasting will be carried out at the Gibsons borrow site, Bagotville on Monday 20 August. Traffic will be stopped on Old Bagotville Road in both directions while controlled blasting takes place. Motorists may experience short delays while travelling in this area.

Work will be carried out on Jacky Bulbin Road, Jacky Bulbin Flat, to install signage from Tuesday 21 August. There will be a lane closed with traffic control to direct motorists.

Local traffic will be diverted onto the completed overpass bridge on Wooli Road, Pillar Valley next week.

Reduced speed limits and traffic control will be in place on the highway, local roads and access roads for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control as short delays are expected at most locations.

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.