Roadworks on the Pacific Highway ramp at Banora Point.
Roadworks on the Pacific Highway ramp at Banora Point. John Gass

Morning traffic jams on highway

A REDUCED speed limit on the Pacific Highway southbound off ramp into Tweed Heads South caused exiting traffic to be backed up onto the highway Monday morning.

The Roads and Maritime Service issued a traffic alert last week warning minimal delays would be expected.

According to the alert the delays will be between 7am and 6pm on weekdays for earthwork, landscaping, kerb and barrier work and street lighting installation.

While one lane was open at all times, peak hour traffic around 9am spilled back leaving motorists stranded on the highway, indicators flashing, waiting for the traffic to move.

The RMS has asked motorists to be patient while this work continues into the week.



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