Motorists encouraged to slow down on Bolong Road

15 September 2015

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast, and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is today urging local motorists to slow down on Bolong Road at Bomaderry with a reduced speed limit to be introduced on two sections of road at the end of this month.

Mr Ward said that the Roads and Maritime Services carried out a review of the speed limits on the road as part of an ongoing speed zone review program, in response to requests from the community and the removal of a speed camera in 2013.

“The review assessed a number of factors along the road including pedestrian activity, the road environment, traffic volumes and crash data and found reducing the 100 km/h zone would improve safety,” he said.

“The existing speed limit of 100 km/h on Bolong Road from just north of Beach Road to just south of Crooked River Road will be reduced to 80 km/h.

“In addition, the existing 90 km/h zone just north of Coolangatta Road to west of Black Forest Road will also be reduced to 80 km/h.

“The change aims to improve safety and reduce the crash rate and risk and is more consistent with the surrounding road environment,” Mr Ward said.

“Roads and Maritime will continue to monitor the changing land use in the area.

“The new speed limits will apply from Friday 25th September.

“Signs will also be in place to remind motorists of the changed speed limits for one week after the change.

“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,” Mr Ward concluded.

For more information, please visit the website at: https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.

MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

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