Road work suspended across NSW for long weekend
2 October 2014
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams today advised road work will be suspended on major corridors this October long weekend to help reduce congestion as people take advantage of the holiday break.
“We’ll all be on the move this weekend - the weather is warmer, it’s the end of school holidays and people want to enjoy the break,” Mr Williams said.
“To assist in reducing congestion for all road users, major road building work on key roads will be suspended, starting from tomorrow afternoon until Tuesday 7 October.
“Heading west, widening work will be suspended on the M5 Motorway and Great Western Highway at Bullaburra from early tomorrow afternoon.
“To help improve holiday traffic flow for motorists heading south on the Princes Highway, the speed limit will be increased from 60km/h to 80km/h southbound at Gerringong from 3pm on Friday 3 October to 7am Wednesday 8 October.
“The 80km/h speed limit will apply southbound between Mt Pleasant and 700 metres north of Rose Valley Road and just south of Fern Street to Toolijooa Road.
“The northbound speed limit on the Princes Highway will be increased to 80km/h from Toolijooa Road and one kilometre south of Willowvale Road, from north of Belinda Street to south of Fern Street and between the Rose Valley Road exit ramp and Mount Pleasant.
“A northbound clearway starts operation from this weekend to the end of April on Sundays and public holidays on the Princes Highway between Jennings Road and Heathcote Road to improve travel times for road users returning to Sydney from the south coast.
“Motorists should also watch out for increased north coast traffic on the Pacific Highway, which will be noticeably heavier on the Friday, Saturday and Monday.
“Increased traffic is also expected leaving the Byron Bay area on the Monday public holiday and cause delays as it merges with traffic returning to Queensland.
“Roads and Maritime will monitor traffic conditions along all major corridors and electronic message signs will display traffic conditions and incident management messages as required.
“Most importantly, make sure you are extra careful on the roads over the next few days, take it easy and get home safe,” Mr Williams said.
Road users can visit www.livetraffic.com or call the Traffic Information Line 132 701 before heading out for up-to-the minute advice.
MEDIA: Matthew Connor 0438 800 414
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