Wrights Road Roundabout Upgrade Completed

Wrights Road Roundabout Upgrade Completed

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced motorists can now benefit from improved traffic flow at the Wrights Road roundabout in Port Macquarie with the $3 million NSW Government project now complete.

Mrs Williams said red and yellow traffic signals were installed to control the flow of motorists using the roundabout particularly during peak hours.

“With the signals now operating this important project is complete.

“New slip lanes in and out of Wrights Road also opened to traffic earlier this month.

“Work started in May to build the slip lanes and install the traffic signals on the eastbound leg of the roundabout,” Mrs Williams said.

The signals will only operate when traffic starts queuing past a certain point on John Oxley Drive.

“A red light will hold traffic entering the roundabout from the Oxley Highway, building a short queue of vehicles before releasing them into the roundabout.

“This means westbound traffic entering the roundabout will give way, causing a gap in traffic for motorists coming from Wrights Road and John Oxley Drive to enter the roundabout.

“For this solution to be as effective as possible eastbound motorists travelling from John Oxley Drive will need to avoid queuing across the roundabout,” Mrs Williams said.

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