Speed limit change for Gregory Hills Drive
19 October 2018
It’s official! From Thursday 1 November, the speed limit along Gregory Hills Drive between Kavanagh Street and Eagle Vale Drive at Gregory Hills will increase to improve driving conditions for motorists.
Member for Camden Chris Patterson said Roads and Maritime Services carried out a speed zone review after requests from the community after the opening of Gregory Hills Drive last year.
“After considering feedback from the community, a decision has been made to increase the speed limit along Gregory Hills Drive which provides access to the growing suburbs of Gregory Hills, Smeaton Grange and Oran Park,” Mr Patterson said.
“Roads and Maritime will install a 70 km/h speed limit for around 2.4 kilometres from 100 metres south of Kavanagh Street to just north of Eagle Vale Drive at Gregory Hills.
“Around 15,000 vehicles use this stretch of road each day so it is important to ensure safe and consistent road conditions are provided.”
Mr Patterson said while the speed limit has been increased between Kavanagh Street and Eagle Vale Drive, the existing 60 km/h speed limit will remain in place along the remainder of Gregory Hills Drive.
“The speed limit was assessed on a number of factors including road usage, road geometry, developments in the area and traffic volumes,” he said.
“Gregory Hills Drive provides access to busy residential and retail precincts and also serves as a popular route for motorists travelling from Oran Park to Campbelltown so it’s important to ensure efficient and safe trips can be taken on this road.”
The new speed limit signs are expected to be installed from Thursday 1 November, weather permitting.
Motorists are reminded to drive to the speed limits at all times for the safety of all road users.
Community members can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their area.