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HEAVY VEHICLE LANE RESTRICTIONS TO BE TRIALED ON M1

The RMS has announced it’s trialling heavy vehicle lane restrictions on the M1 for a period of twelve months. Trucks and buses with a gross vehicle mass of more than 4-and-a-half tonnes will only be able to travel along the left two lanes from Wahroonga to Kariong. “We’ve got over 75,000 cars using the M1 between the Central Coast and Sydney every day and this will vastly improve safety keeping trucks from moving in and out of the right-hand most lane.” Strict penalties will be in place for those caught breaking the rules from November 1. (VISION ONLY IN PARTS)

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PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE AT OURIMBAH COMPLETE

The Pacific Highway upgrade at Ourimbah is officially complete. The state government previously invested $70-million into the upgrade, with additional lanes designed to improve traffic flow for the road’s 30,000 daily users. “There’s a huge amount of traffic on the M1 and we need the feeders to be working well this is also a very busy stretch of road in the morning and afternoon for the school here.” “It’s an extra kilometre but it’s quite a difficult one to understand with the alignments but we’re looking forward to making an announcement about the contract who will begin work in 2019.” (VISION ONLY IN PARTS)  

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LEGAL ACTION AGAINST FORMER OWNERS OF DOYALSON METRO PETROL STATION

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against the former owners of a petrol station at Doyalson. Kamaldeep Singh and his wife allegedly underpaid two migrant workers more than $50,000 when they owned the business from May 2015 to August 2016 The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges a female and male employee of the Metro Petroleum station were denied penalty rates, leave entitlements and required to cover the loss from petrol thieves. The pair now face the Federal Circuit Court in December. (VISION ONLY)  

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