Upgrade will affect traffic

SCHOOL holiday motorists can expect plenty of delays on the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade this week.

The RTA has advised motorists of changed traffic conditions and is urging extreme patience and care.

From today to Friday between 7am and 4.30pm, and on Saturday between 8am and 1pm, a short length of the northbound overtaking lane at Sapphire will be closed for trucks to access the work site.

A speed reduction will also be in place near Bucca Rd to allow trucks access to the work site and for shoulder widening work to be carried out from 9.30am to 6pm, weather permitting.

Installation of concrete traffic barriers will be carried out at various locations tomorrow and Wednesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm, weather permitting.

Tree felling will take place next to the highway until Thursday from 9.30am to 2.30pm, also weather permitting.

A short length of the northbound highway near Fiddaman Rd will have a speed reduction in place for trucks to access the work site from 7am to 4.30pm, weather permitting.

Tree felling will take place next to the highway on Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 2.30pm, weather permitting.

“Traffic management and a reduced speed limit will be in place across the project where required to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians,” an RTA spokesman said.

“Motorists may experience delays and temporary stoppages while the work is carried out.

“Motorists are asked to drive safely through work sites and obey all speed limits.”

For more details contact the toll-free project information line on 1800 63 63 63.

For information on traffic conditions, contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or go to the Live Traffic website at www.livetrafficnsw.com.au



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