RMS tackles Debbie damage either side of Easter

Northern NSW the focus of efforts to normalise network

RMS tackles Debbie damage either side of Easter
Extensive repairs are still needed after the recent deluge


Additional Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) crews will be out in force in coming weeks to repair roads damaged after ex-Cyclone Debbie.

After widespread damage to roads in northern NSW, drivers are being reminded to drive with care and be patient as crews work to have roads ready for the peak holiday period.

"While the worst of the heavy rain and flooding has passed, the condition of some roads in northern NSW is still not ideal," an RMS spokesperson says.

RMS crews are "working around the clock" to repair roads as quickly as possible but, other than emergency repairs, road work on highways and state roads in the region will be stopped over the Easter holiday period to help reduce the impact on travel times for road users swollen by holiday makers.

 "Thousands of holiday makers are expected to travel on NSW roads this Easter, particularly on the Pacific Highway," the spokesperson adds.

"Repairs completed immediately during and after the severe weather event were temporary to enable a rapid response and continued safety for motorists.

"From Sunday night, Roads and Maritime will carry out more substantial work on the Pacific Highway.

"Delays may be experienced as crews work day and night to repair damaged sections of road."

Maps have also been developed for the Easter long weekend period identifying rest areas, driver reviver locations, traffic pinch points and road projects under construction on the Pacific Highway to help motorists plan their journeys.

To view maps and for more information about work in the region, visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/northern.


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