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New off-ramp just days away

Work is humming along on the Banora Point Pacific Highway Upgrade. A new northbound off-ramp will open this weekend.
Work is humming along on the Banora Point Pacific Highway Upgrade. A new northbound off-ramp will open this weekend. John Gass

RESIDENTS of Banora Point continue to face daily delays when they try to access the Pacific Hwy and Tweed Heads South.

The intersection at Darlington Dr and the old Pacific Hwy remains a major bottleneck, especially at peak travel times and traffic is often backed up all the way to the Leisure Dr roundabout.

Impatient and late motorists continue to choose the least busy lane to get through the temporary traffic lights, only to perform often dangerous manoeuvres to get back into the lanes which lead them to their destinations.

The situation into Banora Point isn't much better with motorists on their way home, especially during the evening rush hour, backed up all the way to Hungry Jacks on Minjungbal Dr.

Transport Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson Vanessa Juresic said the final stages of the work at Banora Point would to take place this week, with the opening of the northbound off-ramp into Tweed Heads South promised to take place on Sunday, August 5.

Ms Juresic said motorists accessing Tweed Heads South from the Pacific Hwy northbound would be able to continue northbound on the highway over the bridge and exit at a new northbound off ramp and could access Tweed Heads South via the Minjungbal Dr underpass.

She said the opening of the northbound off-ramp would alleviate many of the problems faced and a new right-hand turn southbound from Darlington Dr onto Sexton Hill would be opened soon after the northbound ramp came into use.

Electronic message signs would show updated information in and around the area to advise motorists of the changes.

 

Topics:  banora point, pacific highway upgrade, road works



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