Speed limit changes made to Northern Tablelands roads

6 MAY 2015

Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists changes will be made to some local speed limits in the Northern Tablelands region to improve safety for all road users.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said speed limits in the Inverell area were reviewed in accordance with NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines and in consultation with local council.

“The review assessed a number of factors including roadside development, urban growth, road alignment and crash statistics.

“On Friday 8 May new speed limit signs will be installed on Bundarra Road, Old Bundarra Road, Old Stannifer Road, Melica Road, Rifle Range Road and the Gwydir Highway.

“The existing speed limit of 60km/h on Bundarra Road at Inverell will be extended from the Gwydir Highway intersection to 200 metres south of Rifle Range Road.

“The speed limit on Old Bundarra Road will also be changed.

“The existing 100km/h speed limit will be reduced to 80km/h to extend the existing 80km/h zone. The 80km/h speed zone will start from 580 metres south of Harland Street and end 100 metressouth of Leviatham Road.

“There were 11 crashes on this stretch of road in the five years to 31 March 2014 resulting in two fatalities and nine injuries.

“The existing 100km/h speed limit on Rifle Range Road at Inverell also will be reduced to 60km/h from Bundara Road to 800m east of Bundara Road.”

“In Gilgai the speed limit will be changed on Old Stannifer Road and Melica Road.

“The existing 100km/h speed limit on Old Stannifer Road east of Wood Street will be reduced to 80km/h for 2.5 kilometres.

“A 50km/h speed limit will be introduced on Melica Close from the intersection of Old Stannifer Road to 380 metres south.

“At Delungra the existing 60km/h speed limit on the Gwydir Highway just east of Coolatai Street to just west of Reedy Street will be reduced to 50km/h.

“The existing 60km/h speed limit on Delungra Ashford Road from about 300 metres south of the Gwydir Highway to about 560 metres north of the Gwydir Highway will be reduced to 50km/h.

“A 50km/h speed limit will then apply to all roads in the village of Delungra to improve pedestrian and motorists’ safety.

“Once the new signs are installed the new speed limits will be enforceable.

“Road users are reminded to slow down ahead of the changes and be vigilant of new speed limits.”

For more information on road safety visit the Roads and Maritime Services website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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