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Changed traffic conditions for Woolgoolga to Ballina Upgrade

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions and night work next week on the Pacific Highway to progress the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade, weather permitting.

No roadwork will be carried out on the Pacific Highway between Kew and Queensland from 6am Thursday 29 March to 6pm Tuesday 3 April due to the high traffic volumes expected for the Easter long weekend. Emergency maintenance and safety repair work will be carried out as required.

Work to upgrade a water main adjacent to the Pacific Highway north of Tyndale will continue until the end of March.

From Monday 26 March, traffic barriers will be installed north of Tullymorgan-Jackybulbin Road at Jackybulbin Flat.

At times, either the south or northbound lane may be closed between 7am and 6pm while traffic safety barriers are installed for up to five weeks between Iluka Road and Devils Pulpit.

One night of work will also be carried out at Pimlico which involves setting up traffic control, line-marking and installing steel barriers.

Additional changes to local roads

From Wednesday 28 March, motorists accessing Whytes Lane West and McAndrews Lane will be required to use newly provided access from the Pacific Highway at Pimlico. This temporary traffic change is required for work to start on the new access for Whytes Lane.

From Saturday 24 to Thursday 29 March, motorists and residents of Whytes Lane East will need to use an alternate route via Pimlico Road or Coolgardie Road to access Whytes Lane East at Pimlico. A temporary road closure is required to install a drainage pipe on Whytes Lane East.

Work will continue on Eight Mile Lane, between Pheasants Creek and Airport Road, Glenugie to improve road safety. The speed will be reduced to 40 km/h while work is carried out.

For the safety of workers and motorists, reduced speed limits of 60 km/h and 40 km/h will, lane closures and traffic control will be in place on the highway, local roads and access roads while work is carried out.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control. Short delays should be expected at most locations and all work is carried out, weather permitting.

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.