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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 Pacific Highway upgrade. 

No road work will be carried out on the highway between Kew and the Queensland border from 6am Friday 8 June to 6pm Tuesday 12 June due to the high traffic volumes expected for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Emergency maintenance and safety repair work will be carried out as required. 

From Monday 4 June, four nights of work will be carried out between Devils Pulpit and New Italy. Work will be carried out between 5pm and 6.30am and includes installing guardrails, signs and safety barriers and removing wire rope in the centre of the highway. 

On Monday 4 June, there will be lane closures and speed reductions in place and intermittent stoppages on the Pacific Highway between Eight Mile Lane and Lookout Road at Glenugie while vegetation removal is carried out near the highway. 

From Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 June, there will be speed reductions and short stoppages on the Pacific Highway southbound between Tabbimoble and Mororo while work is carried out to build highway stopping bays. 

From Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 June, line marking will be carried out north of Beekeepers rest area at Mororo. Traffic will be stopped intermittently while work is carried out between 7am and 6pm. 

On Wednesday 6 June, a large crane will be transported across the Pacific Highway at Broadwater. For the safety of road users, short term stoppages will be in place and managed by temporary traffic lights. 

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 and Brisbane to site. Motorists can see where the trucks are travelling by using the project team’s PAC real time delivery map at

Additional changes to local roads 

Motorists are advised vegetation removal work will continue on Wardell Road at Wardell near the Pacific Highway to prepare for work to install two fauna crossing culverts under traffic control. 

From Monday 4 to Saturday 9 June, a lane closures will apply with stop/slow traffic management in place while a bus bay is relocated on Jackybulbin Road at Jackybulbin Flat. 

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Road maintenance will continue on Eight Mile Lane, Wooli Road and Coldstream Road from Pillar Valley to Tyndale. Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control and signage when driving through all work areas. 

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, download the Live Traffic NSW App or call 132 701.