Speed limit change on General Holmes Drive, Kyeemagh

21 June 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising motorists of changes to speed limits on General Holmes Drive at Kyeemagh in the next three weeks.

An RMS spokesperson said RMS carried out a review of the 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 speed limit will be reduced from 70km/h to 60km/h along a short length of General Holmes Drive.

“The northbound 60km/h speed limit will be extended by 590 metres from south of the Bestic Street intersection to north of Tancred Avenue.

“The southbound 60km/h speed limit will be extended by 270 metres from south of the Bestic Street intersection to north of Bestic Street.

“The changes will mean the northbound 60km/h speed limit will continue until the start of the variable speed limit which displays 60km/h during the weekday morning peak and 70km/h otherwise.

“The changes are based on the residential development on the western side of the road and its associated driveways as well as the crash history at the Bestic Street intersection.

“Motorists are reminded to drive carefully and pay extra attention during the transition period,” the spokesperson said.

Electronic message signs will be in place a week before the new speed limit signs are installed to advise motorists of the change.

These message signs will remain in place for a week after the speed limit change.

RMS expects the new speed limit signs to be installed from 11 July, 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.

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