Easter is just around the corner and while the kids may be counting down the days, Roads and Maritime Services is busy preparing for heavy traffic across the Illawarra and South Coast.
Scores of motorists are once again expected to travel along the Princes Highway, Kings Highway as well as Hume Highway to get to their destination of choice during the Easter long weekend.
“Roads and Maritime Services will actively monitor and report on conditions on the state’s road network, including any incidents, major events or travel time delays,” a spokesperson today said.
“Motorists are encouraged to visit Live Traffic before starting their trip to ensure they are aware of current conditions on the road network so they can plan and make informed journey decisions.
“So motorists can make informed journey decisions, travel time information will be displayed and alternative route options on Live Traffic as well as permanent and temporary electronic roadside signage.”
Known pinch points include:
Princes Highway: Albion Park Rail, Nowra, Milton, Ulladulla and Batemans Bay
Kings Highway: Braidwood and Batemans Bay
Hume Highway: Between Campbelltown and Mittagong
Motorists travelling on the Princes Highway at Bendalong this Easter will experience safer journeys after the completion of the first stage of essential improvement work.
“The NSW Government provided $350,000 to install a wire rope safety barrier and audio tactile line marking along the median strip between Bendalong and Luncheon Creek roads,” the spokesperson added.
“A temporary reduced speed limit of 80 km/h will be in place at this location for the safety of the community.
“The majority of road work at other locations across the region will be temporarily suspended to reduce delays for motorists.”
Reduced speed limits will be in place for the safety of motorists through work zones:
Princes Highway at Dignams Creek - 60 km/h
Princes Highway at Burrill Lake - 60 km/h
Princes Highway between south of Croziers Road at Jaspers Brush and Bomaderry - 100 km/h
Princes Highway passing the Croziers Road intersection - 80 km/h
Motorists should also allow additional travel time on the Princes Highway at Batemans Bay Bridge during scheduled bridge lifts at 11:45am and 2:20pm each day.
The spokesperson reminded motorists to drive to the conditions, plan ahead and allow additional travel time to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely and efficiently.
“Motorists are encouraged to continue to visit Live Traffic when taking regular breaks throughout their journey as well as observe messages on permanent and electronic messaging signs.”
Double demerits will also be in place from Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April inclusive. The latest traffic information can be accessed via livetraffic.com, the Live Traffic NSW App or by calling 132 701.