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Changed traffic conditions and night work for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

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

From Monday, there will be one night of work on the Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit to carry out road surveying. Stoppages will be required on the southbound lane of the highway and a reduced speed limit of 60km/h will be in place between 6pm and 6am.

Also from Monday, there will be five nights of work on the Pacific Highway between Harwood and Chatsworth Island. Work will involve removing and replacing line marking and asphalt. There will be lane closures, a reduced speed limit and traffic control in place between 6pm and 6am.

Further south on Monday there will be one day of work on the Pacific Highway at Glenugie to install concrete traffic barriers. There will be a reduced speed limit of 40km/h and traffic control in place between 7am and 6pm.

From Wednesday there will be three nights of work on the Pacific Highway at New Italy. Work will involve line marking and installing barriers and guard rails. Southbound motorists can expect lane closures, a reduced speed limit of 60km/h and traffic control between 6pm and 6am

Also from Wednesday, there will be three nights of work on the Pacific Highway, south of Devils Pulpit to replace asphalt. Southbound motorists can expect lane closures, a reduced speed limit of 60km/h and traffic control between 6pm and 6am.

On Thursday there will be one night of work on the Pacific Highway at Broadwater to carry out line marking. Motorists can expect lane closures, a reduced speed limit and traffic control between 6pm and 7am.

A lane closure and reduced speed limit of 80km/h will be in place on both the northbound and the southbound dual carriageway of the Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit until December. The closure is needed to help ensure the safety of motorists and the project team while work is carried out on and beside the existing highway.

Additional changes to local roads

On Friday, controlled blasting will be carried out at the Gibsons borrow site, Bagotville. 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.

On Saturday 17 November, local traffic will be diverted onto a new temporary section of Broadwater-Evans Head Road at Broadwater to allow work to continue on the upgrade.

Oversize and over mass deliveries are continuing as the project team moves more than 8500 large concrete pieces from precast yards in Macksville, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Brisbane to site. Motorists can see where the trucks are travelling by using the project team’s PAC real time delivery map at rms.nsw.gov.au/w2b.

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

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 Services thanks the community for its patience while work on the upgrade is carried out.

For the latest traffic updates visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW App or call
132 701.

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