Traffic at the Bray Street intersection should flow more quickly from today when the new left-turn lane opens.
Traffic at the Bray Street intersection should flow more quickly from today when the new left-turn lane opens.

Bray Streetnow for a faster trip



MOTORISTS using Bray Street during the school holidays can expect a faster trip, according to Coffs Harbour mayor Councillor Keith Rhoades.

Construction of a dedicated left-turn lane at the Pacific Highway intersection has been completed and is due to open today.

"This new lane will go a long way toward alleviating the periodic traffic congestion outside the Bray Street complex as well as improving the performance of the Bray Street/Pacific Highway intersection," Cr Rhoades said.

"In the longer term, the construction of the Hogbin Drive extension, which we agreed with the State and Federal governments earlier this year, will see the amount of local traffic travelling on this section of highway greatly reduced.

"This will further ease the congestion that occurs around the intersection."

The road-widening work has taken 10 weeks to complete.

The new lane is a dedicated left-turn lane for traffic heading north on the highway.

The centre lane will allow traffic to cross the intersection into Orlando Street and turn south on to the highway.

The right-hand lane is for traffic turning south onto the highway only.

The pedestrian crossings will also be reopened.



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