Plan a safe journey in and around the Hunter and Central Coast this Easter

29 March 2018

Motorists are reminded to plan ahead, allow additional travel time and drive to the conditions through the Hunter and Central Coast this Easter long weekend.

With scores of motorists headed to their destination of choice over the four day weekend, Roads and Maritime Services encourages all motorists to be courteous on the road and to be mindful heavier than usual traffic is expected at certain pinch points across the state.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said major road building work will be suspended from this Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April to reduce delays for road users.

“Delays can be expected on the M1 Pacific Motorway with possible delays at Warnervale and congestion likely for northbound traffic at the northern end of the Motorway. Congestion is also likely between Beresfield and the Hexham Bridge and through the roundabout at Masonite Road at Heatherbrae,” the spokesperson said.

“Heavy southbound traffic flow and delays are also expected as people return to Sydney after the Easter weekend on the North Coast on Monday 2 April.

“Work will stop on Tourle Street and Cormorant Road from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April between the bridge and Egret Street and the 60 km/h reduced speed limit will remain in place.

“Major upgrade work will stop from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April and the reduced 80 km/h speed limit will remain in place on the M1 Pacific Motorway between Tuggerah and Doyalson.

“No one likes being stuck in traffic and road users are advised to plan ahead, allow extra travel time and drive to the conditions.

“Motorists are also reminded to slow down in urban areas with a high number of pedestrians expected to be accessing shopping strips, malls and popular tourist destinations including beaches. “High pedestrian activity is expected at recreational areas along the coast and parks and motorists need to slow down and remain cautious.”

Double demerits will also be in place from Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April.

“Motorists are encouraged to take a break at one of around 80 Driver Reviver Sites throughout NSW to reduce fatigue with locations made available on the Centre for Road Safety webpage.”

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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