Speed limit reduction to improve safety on Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour

7 October 2014

Motorists are encouraged to slow down on a section of the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour as the temporary 80km/h road work speed limit is made permanent.

“The new permanent 80km/h speed limit will assist motorists transition from the recently completed 110km/h high speed motorway between Sapphire and Woolgoolga to the 60km/h zone at the Big Banana,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“The permanent speed limit reduction also aims to increase safety at the intersection for all road users.

"In the five years to the end of 2012, ten crashes resulting in injuries and 16 non-injury crashes occurred on this section of the Pacific Highway.”

Roads and Maritime Services reduced the highway speed limit to 80km/h on the northern approach to the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade project during major work.

The permanent change follows a speed zone review carried out after work was completed. The review found an 80km/h speed limit was appropriate across an expanded 3.6 kilometre length of the Pacific Highway in both directions, north of West Korora Road.

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website www.saferroadsnsw.com.au to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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