Speed limit changes to reflect new safety measures in Wagga Wagga

25th November, 2014

Motorists are advised there will be a speed limit change in Bourke Street at Wagga Wagga to reflect recent safety work.

Mr Maguire said in the next fortnight, the NSW Government, in conjunction with Wagga Wagga City Council, would increase the 50 km/h speed zone to 60 km/h near the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds.

“This follows the success of a NSW Government’s Blackspot funded road safety project which involved installing a median and a pedestrian refuge on Bourke St in June last year,” Daryl Maguire said.

“The speed zone change will involve extending the existing 60 km/h zone on Bourke Street from north of Urana Street to Athol Street.

“In the six years to 2012 there were six recorded crashes with six people injured. Since the completion of the safety improvement project there have been no recorded crashes at this location.”

Warning signs will be installed to advise motorists of the change and will remain in place for six months after the new speed limit signs have been installed.

Members of the community can register on the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and have a say on speed limits.

For more information visit https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au

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