Speed limit changes along The Great Western Highway between Hazelbrook and Wentworth Falls

28 August 2017

Motorists are advised of changes to the speed limit along the Great Western Highway between Hazelbrook and Wentworth Falls from Thursday.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said Roads and Maritime carried out a speed zone review after the completion of the Great Western Highway upgrades and requests from the community to reduce the number of speed limit changes along the highway.

“Roads and Maritime will install a 70 km/h speed limit for 3.76 kilometres from 460 metres west of View Street at Lawson to 210 metres east of Rosedale Avenue at Hazelbrook,” the spokesperson said.

“The existing 80 km/h speed limit at Wentworth Falls will also be extended for 700 metres in the northbound direction from 170 metres south of Dalrymple Avenue to 60 metres south of Dalrymple Avenue.

“A new 40 km/h truck and bus speed limit will also be implemented in Wentworth Falls for 820 metres on the Great Western Highway eastbound, from 147 metres east of Mitchell Street to 20 metres west of Plantation Street.”

The spokesperson said the approved speed limits will reduce the number of changes for motorists from five to three between Wentworth Falls and Woodford.

“These speed limits were assessed on a number of factors including crash history, road geometry, road environment and traffic volumes,” the spokesperson said.

“The 40 km/h truck and bus speed limit will be installed due to the adverse grade in the eastbound direction and to improve safety for all road users.”

The new speed limit signs are expected to be installed from Thursday 31 August, weather permitting.

Community members can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area.

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