A common sight on holiday roads along the east coast.
A common sight on holiday roads along the east coast. Warren Lynam

Holiday traffic: Avoid these locations if you can

UPDATE 3.10pm: IF YOU'RE planning to travel for the long weekend "allow plenty of extra travel time with heavy holiday traffic", a Transport Management Centre spokeswoman said.

The past few days have proven chaotic on the roads, with increased travel times due to long queues around the state.

Mid North and North Coast congestion locations include:

  • Woodburn - northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued 14km so allow 50 minutes extra travel time or use Summerland Way and the Bruxner Highway instead
  • Byron Bay - there's heavy eastbound traffic on Ewingsdale Road
  • Macksville - northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued 12km so allow up to 40 minutes extra travel time
  • Macksville - southbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued 7.5km so allow up to 20 minutes extra travel time.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

 

FRIDAY 11.50am: ANOTHER day, another heavy traffic update for holidaymakers.

Please stay safe and drive to the road rules so everyone can get home or to their destination safely.

Delays are being experienced in the north and the south of the state in the following areas:

Hunter: 

  • Beresfield to Hexham - Northbound on New England Highway is queued about 4kms so motorists should allow an extra 5-10 minutes travel time.

North:

  • Macksville - Northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued about 12kms so motorists should allow an extra 30-35 minutes travel time.
  • Macksville - Southbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued about 4kms so motorists should allow an extra 10 minutes travel time.
  • Woodburn - Northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued about 6km so motorists should allow an extra 10-15 minutes travel time.
  • Byron Bay - Eastbound traffic on Ewingsdale Road is queued about 3kms.

South:

  • Berry - Southbound traffic on the Princes Highway is queued about 3kms so motorists should allow an extra 15-20 minutes travel time.
  • Ulladulla - Northbound traffic on the Princes Highway is queued about 7kms so motorists should allow an extra 20 minutes travel time.
  • Milton - Northbound and southbound traffic on the Princes Highway is queued about 2kms so motorists should allow an extra 10 minutes travel time.
  • Nowra - Northbound and southbound traffic on the Princes Highway is queued about 2kms so motorists should allow an extra 10 minutes travel time.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.



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