Look out for changed traffic conditions this Christmas along Pacific Highway at Woodburn

19 December 2017

The festive season is here and motorists are advised of changed conditions from this weekend on the Pacific Highway through Woodburn.

A spokesperson said Roads and Maritime Services will implement a number of temporary measures to reduce congestion and improve safety on the Pacific Highway this holiday period.

“Christmas and New Year holidays are the busiest time on the roads and planning for increased traffic volumes is important,” the spokesperson said.

“The Pacific Highway will remain open at all times during the holidays to keep traffic moving through Woodburn and a crossing supervisor will be available to assist pedestrians who wish to cross the highway in the centre of Woodburn.

“Other temporary changes include implementing a 24 hour no right turn from the Court Street Bridge on to the Pacific Highway and motorists heading towards Grafton will need to turn left and access the Pacific Highway by detouring via Alfred, Wagner, Woodburn and Whyratta streets.

“The intersection of Woodburn Street and the Pacific Highway will be closed between 9am and 5pm with local detours in place and parking on the northbound side of the highway opposite the Caltex service station will be restricted.”

The spokesperson said the changes will be in place between 9amand 5pm from Saturday 23 December to Wednesday 3 January 2018, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as reduced traffic volumes are expected on these days.

“Roads and Maritime took feedback from the community into account and was able to improve the planned changed traffic conditions, including adding an additional day of traffic management,” the spokesperson said.

“These changes are about getting motorists to their destination safely and efficiently during Christmas and New Year.

“Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.”
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