Safety to be improved with speed limit changes on the way through Royal National Park

9 November 2017

Motorists are advised of changes from next Thursday to speed limits along Farnell Avenue and Wattamolla Road through the Royal National Park to improve safety for motorists.

A spokesperson said Roads and Maritime Services carried out a speed zone review after requests from NSW National Park and Wildlife Services and the local community.

“Roads and Maritime will be making changes to speed limits on Farnell Avenue and Wattamolla Road through the Royal National Park after reports seasonal ticket booths along these roads have been struck by vehicles,” the spokesperson said.

“The safety of motorists and visitors to the park is important to the NSW Government which is why steps are being taken to improve safety along these popular roads.

“Roads and Maritime will extend the existing 60 km/h speed limit on Farnell Avenue for southbound traffic for around 310 metres.

“A new 60 km/h speed limit will be installed on Wattamolla Road for around 970 metres from the intersection of Sir Bertram Drive at Royal National Park.”

The spokesperson said the approved speed limits will reduce the need for motorists to stop abruptly on approach to the seasonal ticket booths.

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

“The new speed limit signs are expected to be installed from Thursday 16 November, 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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