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Motorists can expect long delays on the Pacific Highway over Xmas.

Travellers are being warned to avoid the Pacific Highway between Ballina and Woodburn during the Xmas to New Year period, with delays of up to 90 minutes predicted by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

To add insult to injury, new night works will commence from tonight at New Italy and Pimlico just as the peak travel season kicks in.

The RMS says the Bruxner Highway or Summerland Way will be better choices for motorists hoping to avoid the blood-pressure raising trip.

Further south, motorists can expect to take 10 minutes extra to get through Coffs Harbour (its bypass won’t commence until after the Ballina to Woolgoolga section is finished).

Delays of up to an hour are expect at Hexham.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Does anyone really believe the Coff’s Harbour bypass will occur the first half of this century? While ever it is not done political parties can continue to keep trotting out as an election sweetener.

  2. All the fuel taxes on top of rego etc. and still a national disgrace. Every time someone is killed it has a major spin off effect, and cost in more ways than one.

    Just start and run the road works 24x 7 like any other first World Country.

    We have had taxes in place for over 30 years to pay for this, and then still we are limited to archaic speed limits.

    WHAT A DEPLORABLE FIASCO, shame to all government wasting taxpayer dollars.

  3. What genius on the RMS gets paid an aweful lot of money to approve night works on a major highway at peak holiday time FFS.
    They wonder why travellers get impatient and accidents occur.
    The Country and it’s services is run by bloody clowns ?

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