The new Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade was officially opened by local MP Kevin Hogan, NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss at the Byron Bay tunnels on the Pacific Motorway.
The new Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade was officially opened by local MP Kevin Hogan, NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss at the Byron Bay tunnels on the Pacific Motorway. Marc Stapelberg

Changed traffic conditions on highway upgrade

ROADS and Maritime Services is reminding motorists of changed traffic conditions for the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade following the opening of the St Helena tunnels last week.

Northbound and southbound motorists are now travelling through the St Helena twin tunnels at a temporary speed limit of 80km/h.

South of the tunnels the dual carriageways are operating at a temporary speed limit of 100km/h.

With no direct northbound exit to Byron Bay, motorists are being directed to leave the new highway at the Bangalow exit and travel along the old Pacific Highway (Hinterland Way) to the Ewingsdale interchange.

Southbound motorists travelling to Bangalow and Newrybar should exit at Ewingsdale interchange and follow traffic signs to the right to access the existing highway.

Northbound motorists travelling to Newrybar are being directed by electronic signs along Alcorn Road and the existing Pacific Highway (Hinterland Way).

Road users should follow the direction of traffic control and pay attention to all traffic signs.

Further traffic changes will be made during the first quarter of next year as work on the $862 million upgrade is completed.

Once complete, the northbound and southbound speed limit will be lifted to 110km/h, including the 12 kilometre Ballina Bypass section from Teven, through to the Ewingsdale interchange.

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



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