Motorists reminded to drive carefully this Easter

WITH thousands of families expected to travel on NSW roads this Easter, motorists are being reminded to drive with care these holidays.

There is an enormous program of work being carried out in the region

and Roads and Maritime Services is encouraging

road users to remain

patient and drive to the conditions.

While work will cease on Pacific Highway projects from Thursday, March 24 to Tuesday, March 29, reduced speed limits will remain in place.

We are working with Bluefest organisers to finalise arrangements for the Easter event.

Motorists are asked to allow for extra travel time in the area.

Work on the Gwydir Highway and the Summerland Way will also cease during the Easter break.

The McFarlane Bridge will be open to traffic for the Easter long weekend.

The Lawrence and Ulmarra ferries will continue to operate each day with no disruption to the regular timetables.

Motorists are reminded to follow the direction of signs and report any incidents to 131700.

Double demerit points will also be in place for the Easter long weekend, effective from March 25-29.

Under the double demerit scheme, penalty points will be allocated for driving offences, including speeding; seatbelt and child restraints; motorcycle helmet offences; and mobile phone offences. There will be additional police in the area for this period.

Maps have been developed for the Easter break identifying rest areas, driver reviver locations, traffic pinch points and road projects. See the maps at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/ northern.

For further information about traffic conditions, phone 132701 or to visit livetraffic.com.



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