Plan ahead this Easter long weekend

Published: 31 Mar 2021

NSW residents and visitors are being urged to plan ahead before travelling this Easter long weekend, with many roads still closed from the recent floods.

A mother and son packing a car together

Before taking off on your journey this long weekend, people are encouraged to check the Live Traffic and NSW SES websites to find out if their preferred route is impacted and adjust their trip.

Congestion is expected on the Great Western Highway and other key corridors out of Sydney, including the M1 Pacific Motorway and the Princes Highway.

Due to many slips and inaccessibility of some areas, some road closures will likely be in place for several weeks. 

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole is encouraging drivers to plan ahead, drive to the conditions and stay calm during traffic delays.
“A large-scale recovery operation to repair flood-damaged roads is underway, so it’s crucial that drivers are aware of what roads are closed and how that may impact on journey times,” Mr Toole said. 
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said there is no excuse for bad behaviour on our roads over the holiday period. 
Double demerit points are in force for a reason and police officers will be stationed across NSW targeting high-risk behaviour.”

Find out how to best plan your journey this Easter long weekend.

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