Speed limit changes on Menangle Road at Menangle Park
20 June 2012
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising motorists of speed limit changes on Menangle Road at Menangle Park in the next two weeks.
An RMS spokesperson said RMS carried out a review of Menangle Road as part of the NSW audit of speed zones.
“The review assessed a number of factors including road environment, traffic characteristics and crash data,” the spokesperson said.
“As a result of the review the 100km/h speed limit will be reduced to 80km/h between 460 metres south of Racecourse Avenue and 630 metres south of Glenlee Road.
“The southern end of the 40km/h school zone provided for Broughton Anglican College will be shortened by 100 metres.
“This part of Menangle Road provides access to rural residential properties and to a large housing estate from Racecourse Avenue in addition to nearby educational and commercial developments.
“The number of speed limit changes will be reduced from six to four and will create a consistent 6.9 kilometre length of 80km/h speed limit between Woodbridge Road and Glenn Alpine Drive.
“Motorists are reminded to drive carefully and pay extra attention during the transition period,” the spokesperson said.
Electronic message signs are in place ahead of the new speed limit signs being installed to advise motorists of the change.
These message signs will remain in place for at least a week after the speed limit change.
RMS expects the new speed limit signs to be installed from 25 June, weather permitting.
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.