Motorists encouraged to slow down on Appin Road at Appin

24 October 2014

Jai Rowell Member for Wollondilly is encouraging motorists to slow down on Appin Road at Appin as a reduced speed limit is implemented on the road next week, weather permitting.

Roads and Maritime Services have carried out a review of the road as part of an ongoing speed zone review program and in response to residential growth in the area.

"The review assessed factors including pedestrian activity, the road environment, traffic volumes and crash data," Mr Rowell said.

"As a result of the review, the existing speed limit of 50 km/h will be extended on Appin Road for a further 600 metres north of the Appin town ship from 330 metres north of Rixon Road to 270 metres north of Armstrong Road.

"Work to implement the speed limit change will be carried out between 8am and 5pm on Monday 27th October, weather permitting," Mr Rowell said.

There may be some noise associated with this work, but every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents and businesses.

Mr Rowell thanks the community for their patience while this important work is carried out.

Electronic message signs are in place to advise motorists of the changes and will remain for at least a week after the new speed limit signs have been installed.

Mr Rowell said members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and have their say on speed limits.

Media: Tracey Watkins - (02) 4683 2622

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