Repair work on highway will take three weeks to complete

Repair work starts on the Pacific Highway at New Italy tomorrow, Monday, August 7.

The work is expected to take three weeks – due to be finished by Thursday, August 17.

The U-turn facility south of New Italy will be closed for this 10-day period.

Southbound motorists wanting to make a U-turn will need to continue south for about six kilometres to the next U-turn facility near Serendipity Rd.

Also, during this time access in and out of Cypress and Roder roads will be through a supervised access gate at the northern end of the work area.

Drivers heading south will need to continue for about five kilometres to the next U-turn facility near Serendipity Rd, then travel north to the access gate.

Drivers exiting Cypress and Roder roads will need to turn left onto the northbound carriageway and exit via the access gate.

Those wanting to head south will need to continue to the next U-turn facility near New Italy.

From August 17–25, the U-turn facility south of New Italy will be restored and a slow lane closure will be in place on the northbound lane with traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 60km/h 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Freight operators are advised width restrictions of 3.5 metres northbound and 5.5 metres southbound will be in place during this time. Over size loads intending to travel through the site are required to call ahead on 0418 491 239 at least an hour and a half before reaching the site. When approaching the work site, southbound traffic is requested to stop at Redgate Rd and northbound traffic at Darkys Rd, before calling the site on UHF Channel 15 or by phone on 0418 491 239 to confirm arrangements for travelling through the work area.

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