The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway uprgade.
The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway uprgade. Roads and Maritime Services

Highway works ramp up in Clarence

Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists of changed traffic conditions from this week as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

Line marking will be carried out on Thursday, February 16 at the intersection of Mororo Road and the Pacific Highway, Mororo. The turning lane will be closed between 7am and 6pm and traffic control will help guide motorists through the work site.

Earthwork for the new bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood is being carried out on the road shoulder of the southbound on and off ramp at the Yamba interchange between Monday and Saturday for about the next four weeks.

Site access activities and earthwork are also being carried out on the western side of the interchange. Traffic control will be in place on both sides of the highway between 7am and 6pm on weekdays.

Utility relocation work will continue from Tuesday, February 14 to Saturday, February 18 between 7am and 6pm on Yamba Road at James Creek. Motorists can expect delays of up to five minutes during work hours.

Road sealing and line marking will be carried out on the existing highway near the BP service station at Maclean. To minimise disruption for all road users, this work will be carried out between 8pm and 7am from Monday, February 13 to Thursday, February 16.  

Controlled blasting will be carried out on Thursday 16 February about two kilometres north of Sheehys Lane, Tyndale. For the safety of workers and motorists all traffic on the Pacific Highway in this area will be temporarily stopped for blasting to take place.  

Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes between 1pm and 3pm and are advised to plan travel around these times or allow extra time for their journeys. Electronic message signs on the side of the highway will advise motorists of controlled blast times and traffic stoppages.

Motorists can expect delays of up to five minutes between 7am and 6pm at the intersection of Tucabia Tyndale Road and the Pacific Highway for work to provide site access on this part of the upgrade.

Intersection improvements will continue this week at the Old Pacific Highway and Pacific Highway, Glenugie. Work to widen and seal the road shoulder and install signs will be carried out for 24 hours a day from Monday, February 13 to Wednesday, February 15, weather permitting.

There will be temporary traffic changes along the project route to ensure the work zone is safe. This includes traffic control on local and access roads where haulage along the project route is taking place or deliveries to the project site are required. All work is carried out weather permitting.

Reduced speed limits and lane closures may be in place and may affect travel times. Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.



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