Speed limit change on Barrenjoey Road

10 July 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising motorists of a speed limit change on Barrenjoey Road at Palm Beach this week.

An RMS spokesperson said RMS carried out a review of the road as part of the Top 100 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 60km/h speed limit on Barrenjoey Road will be reduced to 50km/h between 35 metres north of Nabilla Road and 40 metres south of Beach Road.

The 50km/h speed limit was recommended due to the large number of pedestrians, closely spaced driveways, the narrow road and the lack of some footpaths.

“There will be no change to other speed limits on Barrenjoey Road.

“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 12 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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