Fix roadworks Oxley Highway

Roadworks to fix Oxley Highway mountain section

Long-awaited roadworks to fix the poor state of the famed and much-loved Oxley Highway’s mountain section are about to get underway. Last year local riders described temporary repairs to the mountain section as “dangerous”. Local rider Ken Healey said on the Port Macquarie Road Riders Facebook page that the mountain is “in the worst state I …

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Melting tar on Oxley highway fix water

Water to cool melting tar in heatwave

Water is being sprayed over the Oxley Highway to blast away excess bitumen and cool the road down after it began melting in the current heatwave conditions. The road began melting in December in 31C heat and is now melting even more as temperature soar higher. Save the Oxley campaigner Ken Healey says the lines of molten …

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Oxley Highway sand fix

Sand a short-term fix for melting tar

The recent over-application of sand on the Oxley Highway to fix slippery melting tar is a short-term fix that has outraged many riders. Since we published an article about the thick sand across the road, Roads and Maritime Services have been actively sweeping the road. However, Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce says it …

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Oxley Highway sand fix

Sand used to treat melting Oxley Highway

Riders have been alarmed to find sand over a section of the Oxley Highway where hot weather has caused the asphalt to melt and become slippery. The Roads and Maritime Services was alerted to the problem last week and said they would inspect the surface this week. “Sand was placed on the Oxley Highway to …

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Melting tar on Oxley highway fix water

Melting Oxley Highway to be inspected

Parts of the famed and much-loved Oxley Highway are melting in recent heatwave conditions, prompting a departmental inspection to assess the dangers to motorcyclists. Local rider Ken Healey says on the Port Macquarie Road Riders Facebook page that the road 25km west of Gingers Creek not far past the 80km/h zone is melting in the heat. He …

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Old Pac gets more ‘safety barriers’

Rider ‘safety barriers’ installed on Old Pac

Riders will no longer be able to pull over on Eddies Corner on the Old Pacific Highway – or Old Pac – to take photos after the installation of barriers with special lower rails designed to protect motorcyclists. The long sweeping, constant radius corner is not only popular with riders, but also amateur and professional …

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Oxley Highway businesses event

Speed limit hits Oxley Highway businesses

Businesses on the Oxley Highway have been impacted since the speed limit on 44km of the eastern mountain section was cut from 100km/h to 80km/h in December 2017. Save the Oxley protestor Ken Healey says business is down and there were “not many bikes” around over Easter. “Groups are not coming as they use to,” …

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Rain plagues NSW-Qld border crossing Lions Rd detours closed

Lions Rd still closed over Easter weekend

Lions Rd will remain closed over the Easter weekend as continued rain creates delays in bridgework on the famous motorcycling road on the Queensland-NSW border. The popular road was closed most of 2017 and reopened in December 2017. However, there were dirt detours while the last three of seven wooden bridges are updated to modern two-lane …

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Rain plagues NSW-Qld border crossing Lions Rd detours closed

Rain plagues NSW-Qld border crossing

Lions Rd detours have been defended as heavy rain and roadworks on the Summerland Way are creating a dliemma for riders on the Queensland-NSW border. The popular motorcycle road was closed most of 2017 and reopened in December 2017. However, there is now a dirt detour while the last three of seven wooden bridges are …

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MCCNSW Steve Pearce submission to Ombudsman over Oxley highway speed highways

NSW highways to hell

There are few alternatives for riders travelling through north-east New South Wales at the moment with three major highways virtually off the list. Before Christmas 2017, the speed limit on the mountain section of the Oxley Highway tumbled 20km/h. Riders have been avoiding the road ever since. Gwydir Highway Now the Gwydir Highway has been …

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