THE Pacific Highway upgrade from Sapphire to Woolgoolga is fast taking shape and motorists are warned about changed traffic conditions this week.
On weekdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm, vegetation clearing will be carried out next to the highway between Bucca Road at Moonee Beach and Smiths Road at Emerald Beach.
Work crews will conduct vegetation clearing next to the highway near Campbells Close and Sapphire Crescent at Sapphire on Monday and Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
"A reduced speed zone will be in place and traffic may be stopped for brief periods at both locations," said an RTA spokesman.
"On Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.30am and 2.30pm, concrete traffic barriers will be installed on the road shoulders between Maccues Road and Sugarmill Road, Moonee Beach.
"From Monday to Friday between 7am and 4pm and on Saturday between 8am and 1pm there will be a reduced speed zone between Graham Drive South, Emerald Beach, and Diamond Head Drive, Sandy Beach, to allow trucks to access the work site.
"From Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 2.30pm, traffic will be stopped for brief periods near Hearns Lake Road, Woolgoolga, to allow work vehicles to cross the highway."
Traffic management and a reduced speed limit will be in place where needed to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians.
"Motorists may experience delays and be stopped for short periods of time while work is carried out," the spokesman said.
For more details on the upgrade, visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au/pacific or contact the project's community relations team toll free on 1800 63 63 63.
For changed traffic conditions, contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit the Live Traffic website at http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/desktop.html.