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Changed traffic conditions and night work for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

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

There will be no roadwork carried out on the Pacific Highway between Glenugie and the Queensland border from 6am on Friday 14 December to 6am on Monday 17 December due to the high traffic volumes expected during the Queensland school holidays.

From Monday 10 December, there will be five nights of work on the Pacific Highway between Devils Pulpit and New Italy. Work will involve line marking, installing guard rails and barriers and removing traffic barriers. Motorists can expect a lane closure, a reduced speed limit of 60km/hand traffic control between 6pm and 6am.

Also from Monday, there will be four days of work on the Pacific Highway, between Jackybulbin Flat and Devils Pulpit, to carry out vegetation removal and paving. Motorists travelling north can expect a reduced speed limit of 60km/h and traffic control at times.

From Wednesday, there will be two nights of work on the Pacific Highway, between Laws Road at Wardell and Pimlico Road at Pimlico, to prepare for a traffic change onto a new section of road. Traffic will be temporarily diverted onto the new section of road from Thursday 13 December,weather permitting.

On Thursday, there will be one day of work on the Pacific Highway, Glenugie to remove line marking. A reduced speed limit of 40km/h and traffic control will be in place between 7am and 6pm.

A permanent carpark at the rear of the museum at New Italy is open and available for motorists to use while the light vehicle rest area at New Italy is closed until Thursday 20 December. The full rest area will temporarily reopen for motorists to use from 20 December until January 2019.

A lane closure and reduced speed limit of 80km/h will remain in place on both the north bound and the south bound dual carriageway of the Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit until mid-December. The closures are 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

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

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

For the latest traffic updates visit, download the LiveTraffic NSW App or call 132 701.