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Night work for Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is advising motorists of night work from next week to progress the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

Work will be carried out at the Yamba interchange at James Creek between 6pm and 7am from Tuesday October 3 for three nights and from Monday October 9 for three nights and will involve the removal of concrete safety barriers and work to resurface the highway.
There will be night work on the Pacific Highway south of Serpentine Channel from Tuesday October 3 for up to 14 nights. Work will be carried out from 6pm to 7am on week nights excluding Friday October 6 and will include asphalting, line marking and installing signage and barriers for the new diversion road at Harwood Island.

The existing Harwood Bridge lift span will be closed between Monday October 9 and Monday November 27 for work to install the foundations for the new bridge across the Clarence River at Harwood. During this time, the lift span will only be available to be reopened on Saturdays between 2pm and 3pm and all day Sunday.

A navigation channel indicated by red and green buoys will be in place for the duration of the work to allow safe travel for boats through the area at all times.

Boat operators are advised a four knot speed restriction applies for about 200 metres upstream and downstream of the existing Harwood Bridge.

Motorists should also expect minor delays for utility relocation work directly north of the Mororo Bridge between 6am and 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday October 4-5. This work will affect both northbound and southbound lanes of the bridge.

Clearing work will be carried out north of Mororo Road at Mororo from Wednesday October 4 for two days. There will be traffic management in place between 6am and 6pm during this work.

For the safety of workers and motorists, reduced speed limits and traffic control may be in place on the highway, local roads and access roads.

Delays of up to five minutes are expected at most locations and all work is carried out weather permitting.

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

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work on the upgrade is carried out.

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