Traffic delays predicted after Easter long weekend
Following the Easter holiday weekend, hundreds of thousands of Australians are anticipated to return home today, resulting in significant traffic congestion.
Cars are already forming a’mass exodus’ from the South Coast this morning, while Sydney ferries are experiencing delays, according to reports.
The amount of vacation traffic is also growing in Victoria and New South Wales, among other places.
Since this morning, there has been heavy traffic on the main motorways leading to Melbourne.
The Peninsula Link, the Bass Highway, and the South Gippsland Highway have all experienced congestion as a result of the large number of visitors returning from Phillip Island, according to Vic Traffic.
While traffic on the Hume Freeway citybound via Seymour, Wallan, and Beveridge continues to be heavy, traffic on the Melba Highway through Dixons Creek and Yarra Glen is seeing significant delays.
Northbound traffic on the M1 Pacific Motorway is strong between Freemans Waterhole and Morissett, while southbound traffic is high between Somersby and Mount White, as well as between Berowra and Wahroonga, causing around 40 minutes additional travel time in each direction.
In the south, between Marulan and Campbelltown, northbound traffic on the Hume Motorway via Marulan and Pheasants Nest is considerable, resulting in an additional 35 minutes of travel time on average.
Due to overcrowding on Sydney’s ferries, it is possible that passengers may not be able to board due to overcrowding.
Using social media, Sydney Ferries Info urged people to seek other modes of transportation as an alternative.
“Some ferries may be delayed as well, and wharves are very packed,” the authorities said.
Bus services between Parramatta and Circular Quay are now being replaced by buses.
Airports are also expecting another busy day, as passenger numbers on Qantas and Jetstar flights are likely to reach record levels once again.