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Changed traffic conditions for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

Changed traffic conditions continue this week on the Pacific Highway to progress the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade.

From Monday 15 October, there will be night work on the Pacific Highway from Devils Pulpit to Woodburn for four nights. Work will involve line marking and removal, wire rope removal and barrier installation, and motorists can expect lane closures and traffic control between 6am and 6pm.

On Wednesday 17 October, the northbound acceleration lane at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Old Pacific Highway, Glenugie will be closed to finalise drainage work. A lane closure and a reduced speed limit of 60km/h will be in place between 7am and 6pm.

Road surveying will be carried out intermittently at the old intersection of the Pacific Highway and Old Pacific Highway, Glenugie between Monday 15 October and Saturday 20 October. Stoppages will be required in both directions of the highway and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place at times.

A temporary speed reduction to 80km/h for a 1.5-kilometre section of the Pacific Highway near Maclean will be in place until mid-November 2018. The changed traffic conditions will allow haulage into the site gates north of the BP service station.

A planned traffic switch on the Pacific Highway between Coolgardie Road, Coolgardie and Whytes Lane, Pimlico has been postponed due to wet weather. Work will restart from Monday 22 October.

Additional changes to local roads

From Monday 15 October, road maintenance will be carried out for five days on Back Channel Road and Batch Street, Wardell. A reduced speed limit, traffic control and lane closure will be in place between 7am and 6pm.

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

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.