Pacific Highway holiday traffic delayed at Macksville

A common sight on the Pacific Highway come holiday time, as traffic is reduced to a crawl in 1968. Photo: Ronald Stewart.
A common sight on the Pacific Highway come holiday time, as traffic is reduced to a crawl in 1968. Photo: Ronald Stewart.

Wednesday, December 28, 3pm: 

  • Beresfield to Hexham - northbound traffic on the New England Highway is queued 2km approaching the Pacific Highway so allow 10 minutes extra travel time.
  • Port Macquarie - northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is easing. 
  • Macksville - northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued 13km so allow 35 minutes extra travel time. Heavy southbound traffic has eased. 
  • Woodburn - northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued 10km so allow 35 minutes extra travel time.

AFTER similar queues earlier in the week the traffic is backed up once again at the old Macksville bottleneck this afternoon.

Northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway at Macksville is queued for 13km so motorists are being asked to allow 40 minutes extra travel time. Southbound traffic is also heavy so five minutes extra travel time should be allowed.

Watch the video below taken by gawne_mad on Wednesday afternoon at Macksville who says: ‘Glad we’re not heading north today.’

Along the Hastings River at Port Macquarie, northbound traffic on the Pacific Highway is queued 7km with motorists being advised to allow 15 minutes extra travel time.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

The highway duplication will soon reduce the need for trucks to be rumbling through Macksville.

The highway duplication will soon reduce the need for trucks to be rumbling through Macksville.

This story Macksville bottleneck lives up to its reputation | video first appeared on Port Macquarie News.

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