Pacific Highway upgrade progresses at Pimlico

18 September 2019

Five kilometres of new single lane highway has opened at Pimlico as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

Transport for NSW Director Northern Region Anna Andrews said motorists are now travelling on one lane of the new southbound carriageway, experiencing safer, smoother journeys while work continues on the rest of the upgrade.

“This marks a busy period of traffic changes with 1.5 kilometres of dual carriageway recently opened further north,” Ms Andrews said.

“This is the first four-lane divided road to be completed since the Woolgoolga to Glenugie section opened in 2017.

“As part of the latest changes Whytes Lane overpass bridge has opened to traffic, which means safer access across the highway for motorists.

“Whytes Lane is the third and final overpass bridge to open between Broadwater and Pimlico, with overpasses at Wardell and Coolgardie opening to traffic earlier this year.

“Motorists should expect changing conditions on the existing highway and surrounding local roads as work continues. This includes reduced speed limits, closed or opened shoulders and overtaking lanes, or being moved onto new sections of road.

“Motorists are reminded to drive safely and to conditions, and access information on the Pacific Highway website and electronic message signs to help plan their journeys.”

Transport for NSW will keep the community and road users informed about road openings as sections near completion.

For more information about the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade, contact the project team on 1800 778 900 (dial 1) or email w2b@pacificcomplete.com.au.

The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the $4.95 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade on an 80:20 basis.

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