Delays for truckies on the Pacific Highway between Bago and Port Macquarie

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Truckies should factor in extra time for delays on the 15km stretch of the Pacific Highway between Bago and Port Macquarie in NSW over the next six months.

Starting on Monday, November 23, work begins there on installation of rumble strips and wire rope in the median.

Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm and will require the fast lanes of the highway to be closed in both directions at the work site.

“The installation of audio tactile line marking, (otherwise known as rumble strips), and wire rope in the median have been proven to reduce crash risk and severity,” said Transport for NSW Director Region North Anna Zycki.

“This work will not only keep road users safer but will also support 15 local jobs and eight local suppliers and contractors.”

Zycki said the $3.3 million package of works at Herons Creek has been funded by the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program.

“Stage one of this project was completed in May this year, brought forward by stimulus funding from the NSW Government’s $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March,” Zycki said.

Zycki said speeding and fatigue are both major causes of crashes at this 15 kilometre section of the Pacific Highway.

Truckies should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of all signs, including reduced speed limits, said TfNSW, which thanks truckies for their patience while work is carried out.

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