Bathurst Traffic: Real-Time Travel Information for the Bells Highway Line and Great Western Highway | Western lawyer


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NEW email system takes the guesswork out of one of the toughest decisions for Bathurst drivers heading to Sydney these days: Take the Bells Line or the Great Western Highway? The permanent electronic display board located outside the Lithgow Visitor Information Center at the western entrance to the town will now, for the first time, provide real-time information to drivers on the time of the day. estimated route to Sydney along each route. “It helps the people of the Midwest to make an informed decision on the fastest way to cross the mountains, using either the Great Western Highway or the Bells Line of Road,” said the MP for Bathurst and Minister of Regional routes, Paul Toole. “Under normal traffic conditions it will take a little over 70 minutes to reach Penrith or Richmond, but on any day the trip can be longer depending on traffic impacts. This will help people avoid delays as far as possible. “Live news has been turned on about this. week coinciding with the start of the school holidays and the response from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive. ALSO MAKE NEWS: “The use of this kind of real-time technology is a first for the Midwest and we hope to be able to distribute more of these bulletin boards in other places.” A record number of vacationers are expected to vacation in the NSW area this holiday season due to motorists urged to plan ahead to avoid traffic delays. “It has been a difficult year and everyone is looking for a break, so we are doing everything we can to reduce travel times and make sure everyone gets to their destination safely,” said Toole. To learn more about the best times to travel by car and to avoid pinch points, visit Real-time information for travelers and alternative route options at key points will also be available through




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