Tree removal on Pacific Highway at Hexham

20 November 2012

A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson said work has started work to remove poplar trees from the Pacific Highway at Hexham.

“There are a number of trees in various states of decay beside the highway which could pose a serious safety hazard to motorists,” the spokesperson said.

“In October one of the trees fell across two lanes of traffic on the Pacific Highway during strong wind.

“The removal of the trees is essential to maintain safety on the road.

“Environmental sustainability is one of RMS’ priorities and replanting with a more suitable type of tree will be carried out in early 2013,” the spokesperson said.

Work will take about two weeks, weather permitting.

Work will be done at night. Northbound lane closures and speed restrictions will be in place.

Be roadwork aware, slow down and take care – roadwork speed limits are enforceable.

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