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.