Traffic stops for 12th time in Coffs

MORE COLOUR: The new traffic lights at Beryl St are the 12th set to be installed in a 5.5km section of the Pacific Hwy through Coffs Harbour.
MORE COLOUR: The new traffic lights at Beryl St are the 12th set to be installed in a 5.5km section of the Pacific Hwy through Coffs Harbour.

COFFS Harbour has received its 12th set of traffic lights, making the highway drag through the city the state's most stop/start section of major road outside of Sydney.

The newest addition to the city centre gridlock is a set of lights that's needed in an emergency to stop highway traffic and allow police vehicles access to and from the new police station in Beryl St.


The 12 sets of traffic lights, spanning a 5.5km section of the Pacific Hwy between Isles Dr and Park Beach Rd, has perpetually been voted one of the most frustrating sections of roads in New South Wales by NRMA members.

The new set of traffic lights can be regulated by the Roads and Maritime Services traffic management centre with a push of a button to allow police quick access to the highway in the case of an emergency or to control traffic flows through the city in heavy holiday traffic.

Which set of traffic lights on the Pacific Hwy in Coffs Harbour do you find most annoying?

This poll ended on 08 December 2014.

Current Results

Isles Dr/Hospital


Cook Dr/North Boambee Rd


Hurley Dr


Halls Rd/Thompsons Rd


Combine St/Albany St


Park Ave/Moonee St


Harbour Dr/West High St


Coff St


Beryl St


Marcia St


Bray St/Orlando St


Park Beach Rd


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

This week, as motorists noticed the new addition, police advised the local community the Coffs Harbour Police Station will move premises next week.

The brand-new station, built as part of the $70 million Coffs Harbour Justice Precinct, will be open for business from Wednesday at 6am.

Police said the old station, located at 20 Moonee St, will no longer be operational from Wednesday, posing the question of what the State Government has planned for the former police station and courthouse site as of early next year.

Topics:  coffs clarence local area command coffs harbour coffs harbour justice centre pacific highway traffic lights

Car destroyed after it was left on roadside engulfed in fire

CAR FIRE: Firefighters from Sawtell were called to a burning Ford Falcon left on the side of Hulberts Rd, Sawtell on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

WATCH: Firefighters tackle car blaze late last night

Rubbish truck's load catches alight

A J.R. Richards and Sons rubbish truck container caught alight on the Pacific Highway.

Fire in skip bin causes traffic hold ups

Coffs sisters battle it out on My Kitchen Rules

Sisters Georgie, 25, and Alicia, 30 from Coffs Harbour will compete in tonight's episode of My Kitchen Rules

Local sisters bring 'modern take' on Asian cuisine to national TV.

Local Partners