Motorists encouraged to slow down on Lawrence Hargrave Drive

17 February 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today advised local motorists across the region to slow down on a section of Lawrence Hargrave Drive with the speed limit reduced to 50 km/h from next week.

Mr Ward said that the existing 50 km/h speed zone will be extended for almost seven kilometres from Thirroul to 150 metres north of Railway Terrace at Scarborough.

“A speed zone review of Lawrence Hargrave Drive was carried out after the community raised safety concerns,” he said.

“There is a high level of development taking place in the area and a high level of pedestrian activity, particularly in Thirroul, Austinmer, Coledale, Wombarra and Scarborough.

“As a result, to improve safety for all road users, the 50 km/h speed zone through Thirroul will be extended for almost seven kilometres north, with the existing speed of 60 km/h reduced between Thirroul and Scarborough.

“Motorists should slow down and drive to the new conditions for the safety of the community,” Mr Ward said.

The new speed zone will come into effect from Monday 22nd February.

Electronic message signs will be in place ahead of the change to inform motorists of the new speed limit.

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 to have a say on speed limits.

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