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Changed traffic conditions as work continues on M1 Pacific Motorway extension

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Work will continue on the M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace this week, forcing altered overnight traffic conditions.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is advising motorists to plan their trips, especially on the New England Highway, from Monday 18 until Thursday 21 December.

The changes include lane closures and temporary speed reductions at the following locations and times:

  • New England Highway westbound shoulder closure from 8pm to 5am, Monday 18 to Tuesday 19 December
  • New England Highway/Maitland Road westbound lane closure from 8pm to 5am, Monday 18 to Thursday 21 December
  • Pacific Highway southbound lane closure between Old Punt Road and Tomago Road from 8pm to 5am, Thursday 21 December
  • Pacific Highway northbound lane closure between Old Punt Road and Tomago Road from 8pm to 5am, Sunday 17 to Thursday 21 December

Work is expected to be complete by Friday 22 December, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and follow the directions of signs and traffic controllers.

When the billion-dollar project is complete, the M1 Pacific Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace will consist of 15 kilometres of dual carriageway with two lanes in each direction, bypassing Hexham and Heatherbrae; interchanges at Black Hill, Tarro, Tomago and Raymond Terrace; and a 2.6-kilometre bridge over Woodlands Close, the Main Northern Railway, New England Highway and Hunter River.

“We thank everyone for their patience during this time,” a TfNSW spokesperson said.

For the latest traffic updates, download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit livetraffic.com or phone 132 701.

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