Slip lane to ease jams
CARS queued at the Tweed Heads exit ramp off the Pacific Highway yesterday.
But according to a New South Wales Road and Traffic Authority spokesman, it was really nothing new.
“One of the benefits the Banora Point upgrade has already begun to deliver is the easing of congestion at the Tweed Heads exit,” the spokesman said.
“In December 2010 there was improvement in traffic flow during peak times when the northern roundabout opened at the upgrade.
“Congestion at the Tweed Heads exit ramp was an existing issue when the Banora Point upgrade began.”
The spokesman said the RTA was looking at ways to improve traffic movement in this area.
“Later this week the RTA will open a new slip lane at the roundabout which will assist in easing traffic flow further,” the spokesman said. “The RTA will continue to monitor the situation.”
For more information about the changes to traffic conditions, including maps of the changes, visit the website at www.rta.nsw.gov.au/pacific.