Local motorists can expect heavy traffic in and out of the city on Thursday, with Good Friday traffic expected to cause delays on major arterial roads from 10am on April 7.
Expected chokepoints in NSW are the major thoroughfares heading out of Sydney including the M1 Pacific Motorway, Great Western Highway, Hume Motorway, Princes Highway, Hume, Princes, Kings, Great Western and Pacific highways in the regions.
Travellers are also warned that maintenance work will take place on the Sydney Harbour Bridge across the long weekend.
Travellers are warned that maintenance work will take place on the Sydney Harbour Bridge across the long weekend.
Transport for NSW say they will “intermittently” close three lanes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge over the next five days.
Essential maintenance work is taking place, including the installation of new medians between lanes 6 and 7.
The work starts at 10pm on Thursday 6 April and will continue until 4.30am Tuesday 11 April, when traffic volumes said to be are lower.
Transport NSW say they apologise in advance for any noise that will impact local residents. Best advice? Get out of the city!
“Lane 6 on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and lane 7 (bus lane) will be closed continuously during this time, including during the day,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson says.
“The Cahill Expressway lanes will be closed southbound across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay at night.
“During this time the on-ramp from High Street, Kirribilli will be closed, with a detour via Mount Street to access the bridge. Buses will use lane 5 at night.”