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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.

There will be no roadwork carried out on the highway between Glenugie and the Queensland border from 6am Friday 13 July to 6am Monday 16 July due to the high traffic volumes expected for the school holidays. Emergency maintenance and safety repair work will be carried out as required during this period.

From Monday 9 July, work will be carried out on the highway between Whytes Lane and Pimlico Road, Pimlico, for four nights to prepare for a temporary traffic change. Work will include line marking and installing traffic barriers.

On Thursday 12 July, northbound and southbound traffic will be switched from the existing highway onto the new section of road in Pimlico. This temporary traffic arrangement will remain in place until the project is complete to allow the highway to maintain capacity while soft soil treatment work and construction of the new southbound carriageway is carried out.

From Monday 9 July, work will be carried out for four nights on the highway between Devils Pulpit and New Italy. Work will be carried out between 6pm and 6am and includes asphalting and linemarking, and the movement of safety barriers. There will be lane closures and motorists should follow the direction of traffic control.

On Tuesday 10 July, one night of work will be carried out on the Pacific Highway between Carrolls Lane and the Mororo Bridge, Chatsworth Island. Work will include the removal of traffic barriers and motorists can expect a lane closure and should follow the direction of traffic control.

Additional changes to local roads

From Monday 9 July, Chatsworth Road North, Chatsworth Island and part of the Mororo Bridge will be temporarily closed for about six weeks, weather permitting.

The closure will allow the project team to work on realigning, levelling and connecting a new overpass to the existing road.

All traffic will be detoured via Chatsworth Road South while this work is carried out.

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.