Anzac Day traffic delays predicted

MOTORISTS are advised to expect lengthy delays over the coming days as a result of Anzac Day, the long weekend and the end of school holidays.

Heavy traffic is expected heading away from Sydney as people take off for the Anzac long weekend, while delays are expected for motorists travelling towards Sydney after the school holiday break.

Additionally, motorists should expect delays on major roads throughout the state on Friday while Anzac Day commemorations take place.

On the South Coast, Anzac Day services will take place on the Princes Hwy in Bega, Cobargo, Narooma, Pambula and Milton.

The Snowy Mountains Hwy in Bemboka; Monaro Hwy in Cooma and Nimmitabel; and Kings Hwy in Braidwood will also be affected.

Motorists travelling through these areas should allow plenty of additional travel time and be aware local road closures may also be in place.

Holiday traffic volumes are expected to increase significantly on the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3), Pacific Hwy, M1 Princes Motorway (F6), Princes Hwy, Great Western Hwy and the Hume Motorway.

Lengthy delays can be expected to the north of Sydney at Hexham, Macksville, Coffs Harbour/Woolgoolga, Woodburn and Ewingsdale, to the south of Sydney at Albion Park Rail, Kiama, Berry, Nowra, Milton/Ulladulla and Batemans Bay and to the west of Sydney through the Blue Mountains.

Extra resources will be in place including Traffic Commanders and emergency response crews at key locations to try to minimise delays.

Motorists are advised to take regular breaks and take notice of electronic variable message signs which are on most major state roads and will indicate any incidents ahead.

Before setting out, motorists can also check livetraffic.com for information about the latest traffic conditions and any incidents or events which may affect their trip.

Passengers can stay up to date with the Live Traffic mobile apps.

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