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Changed traffic conditions scheduled for Golden Highway, M1 Pacific Motorway project


Motorists will notice plenty of activity, and changed traffic conditions, along the Golden Highway from this week.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is scheduled to carry survey work to investigate network improvements at various locations including:

  • Golden Highway Pagan Street near Piribil Street, Jerrys Plains
  • Golden Highway east of Pembroke Road
  • Golden Highway west of Merriwa near Redwell Road
  • Golden Highway Wybong Road, Sandy Hollow
  • Golden Highway between Merriwa and Sandy Hollow

“The work will involve road shoulder closures and take place from 7am to 5pm from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March, weather permitting,” a spokesperson said.

“However, nothing is planned on weekends or public holidays.

“Traffic control, a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h and temporary shoulder closures will be in position for the safety of pedestrians, workers and motorists.”

Meanwhile, construction is continuing on the M1 Pacific Highway Motorway extension to Raymond Terrace – Black Hill to Tomago project, from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 March.

The work will require lane closures and temporary speed reductions at the following locations and times:

  • Pacific Highway southbound intermittent speed reduction (vehicle escorts) north of Hexham bridge, from 7am to 5pm, Monday 25 March to Thursday 28 March, and northbound and southbound lane closure from 7pm to 5am, Tuesday 26 March and Wednesday 27 March
  • Lenaghans Drive alternating northbound and southbound lane and shoulder closure from 7am to 5pm, Monday 25 March and Tuesday 26 March
  • John Renshaw Drive on-ramp to New England Highway westbound shoulder closure with intermittent stoppages from 7am to 5pm, Monday 25 March to Thursday 28 March
  • John Renshaw Drive to M1 Pacific Motorway southbound slip lane closure from 7pm to 5am, Monday 25 March and Wednesday 27 March
  • New England Highway eastbound lane and Tarro off-ramp closure west of Tarro Interchange, from 7pm to 5am, Monday 25 March and Tuesday 26 March

“We’re advising motorists to allow extra travel time and follow the directions of signs and traffic controllers,” the spokesperson said.

“We thank everyone for their patience during this time.”

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

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