TRAVELLERS URGED TO PLAN AHEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Motorists are being urged to stay vigilant out on the roads with the recent wet weather impacting the roads, and emergency repair work for state and local roads continuing.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said with the recent rain and continued flooding in some parts of the State and existing damage to the roads following last month’s weather, drivers need to be patient and drive to the conditions.
“Make sure you plan ahead and check for the latest updates before you leave as many of our roads are still being repaired which impacts travel times and conditions can change rapidly. Please allow plenty of extra travel time and keep up to date with weather conditions,” Mr Farraway said.
“We know traditionally the key routes in and out of Sydney including the M1 Pacific Motorway, Great Western Highway, Hume Motorway and Princess Highway and the Hume, Princes, Kings, Great Western and Pacific highways in the regions can experience heavy traffic and delays.”
Changed traffic conditions are still in place on some main roads, including the Bruxner Highway, Moss Vale Road and Waterfall Way.
“We’re also reminding travellers they can skip the traffic if they’re thinking about a trip to the Blue Mountains, Central Coast or Illawarra with all modes of transport on the Opal network free for 12 days starting early Thursday 14 April 2022,” Mr Farraway said.
“Stick to the speed limit, take breaks to avoid fatigue, and if you do come across floodwater, turn back and find another way around – never attempt to drive, walk or ride through it,”
“We have hundreds of workers who are working around the clock to carry out repairs, so we are asking people to slow down and drive to the conditions as they move about over the holidays.
“We urge motorists to follow the directions of any traffic crew, they are there to help keep you safe on your journey. Thank you to everyone for working with us during this time and staying safe while we work hard to repair and reopen the roads.”