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Magic Bus driver Tim spreading holiday cheer to those who Park and Ride in Byron Bay over the New Year break.

Eve Jeffery

Traffic over the Christmas/New Year break is notorious for causing headaches, and this year is no exception.

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Transport Management Centre sent out pre-Christmas warnings saying that major roads across NSW will experience a dramatic increase in traffic volumes.

The northern rivers, and in particular Woodburn and Ewingsdale, were the focus of traffic warnings.

‘Roads heading north out of Sydney are expected to be significantly busier than usual between Friday December 19 and January 5, 2015’, said a Transport Management Centre spokesperson.

‘Heavy traffic on the Pacific Highway is expected at this time of year and all roadworks have been suspended over the break.’

On Saturday media alerts were sent out on the hour between 11.45am and 4.45pm warning of up to seven-kilometre queues that added up to 50 minutes to southbound journeys.

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Magic Bus at the Park and Ride.

In Byron Bay, drivers heading east along Ewingsdale Road are experiencing long delays with vehicles regularly backed up to, and beyond, Ozigo.

Locals and visitors are urgedto make use of  the Park and Ride from the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex on Ewingsdale. Ride and park all day for $5 per car. Drivers are reminded that there is no parking in Shirley Street during this period.

To help combat congestion Byron Shore Council is implementing a Special Event Parking (SEP) Area for Byron Bay from December 29 to January 4 which limits local-precinct parking to two hours for non-SEP permit holders.


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  1. There is something YOU can do about it.

    Imagine – hourly trains Casino to Brisbane, inc. two international airports. Powered sustainably.

    Visit tinyurl.com/qrtocasino – study – sign – forward – call your MP!

    This great asset – NR Line – is under great threat. Do something for the planet, & for your kids & grandies!

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