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Changed traffic conditions in Grafton for work on new bridge

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions in Grafton this week as part of the new Grafton Bridge project.

For three days from Monday 21 October, between 7am and 6pm, finishing work will be carried out at the intersection of Clarence and Pound streets.

The work will include pouring a traffic island and a concrete median.

Both during and after the work, motorists on Clarence Street will be unable to travel through the intersection from south to north, as per the final traffic arrangement.

All other traffic movements will be unaffected until the bridge opens to traffic (see map). 

When the bridge opens to traffic, there will be a number of permanent changes to the intersection. The community will be updated prior to the bridge opening.

On Tuesday 22 October, work will be carried out at the intersection of Villiers and Dobie streets between 9.30am and 2.30pm, weather permitting.

Joint sealing, patching of concrete and landscaping will occur as part of final improvement work at the roundabout.

A single lane with alternate flow traffic arrangement will be in place during work hours.

Also on Tuesday 22 October, joint sealing will be carried out as part of final improvement work for the roundabout at the intersection of Villiers and Pound streets.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in either direction from the roundabout to about 20 metres from Fitzroy Street while this work is carried out.

Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and road users during the work period.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and to follow the directions of signs and traffic control.