Struth! traffic changes to keep motorists moving this Australia Day

19 January 2018

The Australia Day long weekend is just around the corner and motorists are advised to expect heavier than usual traffic on North Coast roads.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said Woodburn remains a key Pacific Highway pinch point, so changed traffic conditions will be in place to keep motorists moving during the long weekend.

“Anyone who travelled through Woodburn during the festive season will be familiar with the planned changed traffic conditions,” the spokesperson said.

“Motorists will once again be temporarily restricted from turning right from the Court Street Bridge onto the Pacific Highway and should follow the signposted detour.

“Access will also be restricted to Woodburn Street from the highway and traffic won’t be able to enter or exit Woodburn Street at the intersection.

“The changed traffic conditions will be in place between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 January. Access to all properties will be maintained via local detour arrangements.”

Community feedback from the festive season has been taken into consideration and no pedestrian barriers will be installed on the Pacific Highway through Woodburn.

“Roads and Maritime actively monitored the changed conditions in Woodburn during the festive season,” the spokesperson said.

“The traffic changes kept motorists moving so for this reason they will be rolled out again during what is set to be yet another busy time on the state’s road network.

“The traffic changes are about getting motorists to their destination more safely and efficiently so they can enjoy their Australia Day long weekend.”

"With large traffic volumes expected during the long weekend drivers are being urged to plan ahead and avoid peak times.

Motorists are also encouraged to plan their journey and keep up to date on the latest conditions via the LiveTraffic website, LiveTraffic NSW App or by calling 132 701.

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