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Changed traffic conditions and night work for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

Changed traffic conditions continue next week on the Pacific Highway to progress the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade. Bridge girders over the existing Pacific Highway will continue to be installed north of Broadwater from Monday 18 June 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 the girders are installed. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes and consider during this period. For more information on this work visit or From Monday 18 June, work will be carried out for five nights on the Pacific Highway between Mororo Bridge and Mororo Road, Mororo. Work will include installing concrete traffic barriers. Motorists may experience short delays while travelling through this area. Work will be carried out between Devils Pulpit and Woodburn from Monday 18 June for five nights. Work will be carried out between 6pm and 6am and includes safety barrier removal, asphalting, line marking and removing wire rope from the centre of the highway. There will be lane closures and motorists should follow the direction of traffic control. From Monday 18 to Friday 22 June, a lane closure will apply with stop/slow traffic management in place on the Pacific Highway near Townsend while drainage work is completed. Minor delays can be expected. Between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 June, there will be speed reductions and short stoppages over four nights on the Pacific Highway between Mororo and Devils Pulpit while work is carried out to build highway stopping bays. On Tuesday 19 June, safety barriers will be installed at night on the southbound Pacific Highway, north of Banana Road, Mororo. There will be a lane closure and traffic control to direct motorists. Additional changes to local roads From Monday 18 June, work will start on the Wooli Road overpass, Pillar Valley and continue for about eight weeks. During this time, the road will be reduced to one lane and traffic will be directed by traffic control including traffic lights. The speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h until this work is complete. On Thursday 21 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. A temporary road diversion is in place on McIntyre’s Lane, Gulmarrad. The temporary diversion will remain in place while the new highway is built. 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.