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Reduced speed limits to be put in place following safety concerns

From next week, reduced speed limits will come into play at four locations in Pambula and Broadwater.

As of Monday June 3, the speed limit will be reduced from 100 km/h to 80 km/h for an 8.5 kilometre stretch of the Princes Highway at Broadwater, adding approximately one and a half minutes to journey times.

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The limit will also be reduced from 100 km/h to 80 km/h on the Princes Highway at Pambula from 180 metres north of Stringybark Place to 120 metres north of Brunker Street.

“The speed zone review at both of these locations showed a significantly higher than average crash rate over the past five years, with 20 crashes recorded on the Broadwater stretch, including 13 that were moderate to serious, as well as two moderate injury crashes recorded within the Pambula review length,” said a Transport for NSW (TfNSW) spokesperson.

The changes have been put in place in response to safety concerns from NSW Police and the local community.

“The review found a speed reduction to 80 km/h would better suit the roadside environment and reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes,” TfNSW added.

Additionally, the 50 km/h speed limit on Monaro Street at Pambula will be extended a further 300-metres south to slow motorists down before entering a busy intersection.

And, the speed limit on Pambula Beach Road at Pambula will also be reduced from 80 km/h to 60 km/h from 70 metres west of McPherson Circuit to 190 metres west of the Catholic College access.

“Speeding is the biggest contributor to road trauma in NSW so it’s important that motorists are aware of the changed speed limits and follow the road rules,” TfNSW commented.

Message boards will be onsite to alert motorists of the changed speed limits.


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