Drivers are being urged to plan ahead before travelling this Easter long weekend, with a number of roads still closed across NSW due to the recent wild weather.
A large-scale recovery operation to repair flood-damaged roads is under way, so it’s crucial drivers are aware of what roads are closed and how that may impact on journey times.
With the Bells Line of Road still closed, additional congestion is expected on the Great Western Highway as well as other key corridors out of Sydney including the M1 Pacific Motorway and the Princes Highway.
Double-demerit points are also in force and Police officers will be stationed across NSW targeting high-risk behaviour.
The Easter period is a very busy time on our roads and it’s important motorists slow down, drive to the conditions and never take risks on the road so every person can return home to their families safely.
Due to the large amount of debris still circulating in the river system, a temporary speed limit of 15 knots will apply from Thursday 1 April for all waters west of the Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge at Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River, the Nepean River and their tributaries.
Helping you plan your journey
To help travellers plan their journey in advance, some helpful information is available, including:
- a mobile-friendly journey planning tool
- predicted delay-time charts and pinch-point graphics
- links to helpful websites, including a map of rests stops and the NRMA.
For useful information to help you plan your Easter long weekend journey, including the locations and times where you can expect heavy traffic, head to rms.nsw.gov.au/holiday-journeys or livetraffic.com