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Motorists can expect delays on the Pacific Highway today.
Motorists can expect delays on the Pacific Highway today.

Drivers beware: Work has begun installing temporary koala fencing and survey equipment in preparation for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina.

The speed limit between River Drive and Coolgardie Road at Pimlico has been reduced this week for the safety of workers and road users. The lower speeds apply from 6.30am to 5.30pm.

Further south, day work is being carried out this week between Farlows Flats and south of the Yamba turn-off.

Line-marking in this section will take place between 6am and 6pm, with the speed limit reduced to between 40km/h and 60km/h.

The Roads and Maritime Services has also advised that work is continuing at Tyndale for the site access gate at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Tucabia-Tyndale Road, about 500m south of Coldstream Road.

Between 7am and 6pm there will be the need to stop traffic in both directions for up to five minutes at a time to allow project vehicles to enter and exit the site safely. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time for their journeys.

Other temporary traffic changes include traffic control on local roads and access roads where haulage along the project route is taking place or deliveries to project sites are required.

The RMS said reduced speed limits and lane closures may be in place for access and may affect travel times.

‘Reduced speed limits are required due to changes to line marking, concrete road barriers in place and other changed traffic conditions which road users may be unfamiliar with,’ an RMS spokesperson said.

‘Motorists should keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs at all times.’

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