Changes to speed limit on Bruxner Highway at Alstonville

24 January 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising motorists of a speed zone change on the Bruxner Highway at Alstonville from 30 January 2012.

“A route review of the Bruxner Highway has been carried out as part of the Alstonville bypass project,” an RMS spokesperson said. 

“The review assessed a number of factors including road environment, traffic characteristics and crash profile.

“The changes on the Bruxner Highway will improve road safety, providing safer access to Alstonville from the highway.

“This area is considered an urban surrounding and the existing 100km/h speed limit is not appropriate.

“There are a significant number of vehicles turning at the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road,

“The reduction of the speed limit to 80km/h near the Ballina Road intersection on the Bruxner Highway will better reflect the roadside environment and improve the safety of road users.

“Electronic message signs will be in place from today to warn motorists of the speed limit change before the new signs are installed.

“These message signs will remain in place for at least a week after the new speed signs have been installed.”

For more information on road safety visit the RMS website.

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