Speed limit changes around Upper Hunter and Maitland

26 July 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising motorists of changes to speed limits in the Glendon, Elderslie and Lochinvar areas.

An RMS spokesperson said RMS carried out a review of roads in the area in response to community feedback.

“Local residents voiced concerns about increased traffic volumes travelling at higher speeds on these rural local roads,” the spokesperson said.

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

“As a result of the review the 100km/h speed limit on Glendon Road at Glendon will be reduced to 80km/h for the full 14.1 kilometre length.

“The 100km/h speed limit on Elderslie Road from west of Stanhope Road to Gresford Road at Glendon will be reduced to 80km/h for 7.8 kilometres.  There will be no change to speed limits on the remaining length of Elderslie Road.

“The 100km/h speed limit on Stanhope Road from Maitland Vale Road to just east of Elderslie Road at Elderslie will be reduced to 80km/h for 9.8 kilometres.

“The 100km/h speed limit on Luskintyre Road from about two kilometres west of Windermere Road to the Stanhope and Maitland Vale roads intersections will be reduced to 80km/h for 9.8 kilometres.  There will be no change to speed limits on the remaining length of Luskintyre Road.

“RMS also carried out a speed limit review of Gresford Road and found the 100km/h speed limit was appropriate for the road conditions.

“The speed limit reductions aim to reduce the number of crashes and improve road safety for all road users.

“The changes will also provide more consistent speed limits in the area.

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

RMS expects the new speed limit signs to be installed from 28 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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