Speed limit to be lowered along Herring Road at Macquarie Park
23 March 2020
Safety will soon be improved for motorists who travel along Herring Road at Macquarie Park, with changes to the speed limit from late March.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said a speed zone review was carried out as part of ongoing consultation with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and City of Ryde to identify transport improvements within the busy Macquarie Park precinct.
"Transport for NSW will be installing a 50 km/h speed limit along Herring Road between Epping and Talavera roads to provide safer journeys for all motorists," the spokesperson said.
"A 60 km/h speed limit is currently in place along this section of the busy road.
"Lowering the speed along this section of Herring Road will provide a consistent speed for the entire length of road, with a 50 km/h speed limit already in place between Epping and Bridge roads."
The spokesperson said the speed limit is expected to provide significant road safety benefits to residents and road users along the busy road.
"The changes to the speed limits were assessed on a number of factors including crash history, road geometry, road environment and traffic volumes," the spokesperson said.
"Motorists are reminded to drive to sign posted speed limits at all times for the safety of all road users."
The changes to the speed limit will come into effect when new speed limit signs are installed from Tuesday 31 March, weather permitting.
Community members can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their area.