Brenda Strong

Pacific Hwy upgrade work begins at Glenugie

MOTORISTS can expect changed traffic conditions at three intersections on the Pacific Hwy while work continues on the 12km Halfway Creek to Glenugie upgrade.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman said during the next month motorists would see changes made to the intersections of Franklins, Luthers and Kungala roads.

"Roads and Maritime will build an acceleration lane for traffic turning right onto the highway (from Franklins Rd) which will require widening work," the spokesman said

"The speed limit will be reduced to 80kmh and minor changes to line marking will be carried out."

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A turn-around facility will be also built north of Luthers Rd so heavy vehicles accessing the project site have a safe turning point. Overtaking lanes in this area will be removed and vegetation cleared, the highway widened and minor changes to line marking carried out.

While work is carried out, an 80kmh speed limit will be in place on this section.

In June a second turn-around facility will be built at the Kungala intersection to improve safety for turning heavy vehicles.

Vegetation clearing, line marking changes and drainage improvements will be carried out and an acceleration lane built for traffic turning right onto the Pacific Hwy.

The spokesman said motorists should expect delays of up to five minutes and motorists would be advised of work via electronic message signs.

Traffic control will be in place and cyclist and residential access will be maintained at all times during work.

For more information on the project, visit the Roads and Maritime page.



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