Queensland-bound convoy to disrupt NSW motorists

NSW road users face delays over the weekend as a large truck convoy travels on key freight and passenger routes

November 25, 2011

Road users travelling through NSW face delays over the weekend as a large truck convoy hauling oversized equipment travels between the mid north coast and the Queensland border.

The NSW Transport Management Centre says the convoy may cause disruptions as it travels on major routes such as the Pacific, Gwydir, New England and Newell highways.

The convoy will be made up of three prime movers and police escorts and will be on the road from today until Monday, November 28.

"On Friday the convoy will leave Coffs Harbour at 10pm and travel to Grafton. At 3am on Sunday morning the convoy will leave Grafton and travel to Tenterfield throughout the day before leaving Tenterfield at 5am on Monday morning to travel to the Queensland border," a spokesperson for the Transport Management Centre says.

"There may be some disruptions for motorists in these areas, particularly on the Pacific Highway from Coffs Harbour to Grafton and on the New England Highway."

The spokesperson says the Gwydir Highway will also be temporarily closed while the convoy travels up the Gibraltar Range.

"The convoy will stop at regular intervals throughout its travel to allow traffic to pass, however motorists should allow additional travel time if they are travelling at the same time and same route as the convoy," the spokesperson says.

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