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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. From Tuesday 12 June, three nights of work will be carried out between Devils Pulpit and Woodburn. Work will be carried out between 6pm and 6.30am and includes installing guardrails, signs and safety barriers, asphalting, line marking and removing wire rope from the centre of the highway. From Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 June, there will be speed reductions and short stoppages on the Pacific Highway southbound between Devils Pulpit and Mororo while work is carried out to build highway stopping bays. From Thursday 14 to Tuesday 19 June, nine girders will be installed over the existing Pacific Highway north of Broadwater as part of work to build the new bridge over the Richmond River. This work will occur at night between 8pm and 5am. Motorists can expect multiple traffic delays of up to 20 minutes between 8pm and 11pm and up to 40 minutes between 11pm and 4am while girders are installed. We encourage road users to seek alternate routes, expect delays and consider this when planning their journeys during this period. For more information on this work visit From Thursday 14 June, both a fixed and average speed camera will be switched off and removed at New Italy due to work on the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade. The removal of the camera will not impact other average speed cameras on the Pacific Highway. The camera will be reinstalled when the upgrade is complete by 2020. Additional changes to local roads From Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 June, a lane closure will apply with stop/slow traffic management in place while a bus bay is relocated on Jackybulbin Road, Jackybulbin Flat. From Tuesday 12 June, work will continue on the permanent road realignment for Firth Heinz Road, Pillar Valley, Bostock and Somervale roads, Tucabia and Old Six Mile Lane, Glenugie. Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control and signage when driving through work areas. On Thursday 14 June, a controlled blast at Gibsons borrow site, west of Wardell, will be carried out. Motorists may experience short delays while travelling through this area. 2 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 Live Traffic NSW App or call 132 701.