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Speed limit increase for WestConnex tunnels

As of tomorrow (April 20), the speed limit for the WestConnex tunnels will increase from 80 km/h to 90 km/h.

According to Transport for NSW (TfNSW), final testing and commissioning is underway to bring drivers safely up to speed on Sydney’s motorway network between Homebush and Beverly Hills.

The speed limits for Rozelle Interchange will remain unchanged.

“The change is underpinned by a thorough safety review by Transport for NSW, which investigated the safety of the speed increase,” said TfNSW.

The new speed limit will be displayed on the variable digital speed limit signs within the motorway.

Variable speed limits will still apply in the WestConnex tunnel network, depending on traffic conditions, and motorists should observe the posted speed limit at all times.

The change comes after the speed limit eastbound on the M5 South-West between Belmore Road at Riverwood and King Georges Road at Beverly Hills was reinstated to 100 km/h in October last year.

Transport for NSW executive director customer journey management Craig Moran said: “The motorway was designed to safely allow for a 90 km/h speed limit. After completing rigorous testing and thorough safety checks, it’s a great result for motorists that we can implement this.

“We will continue to listen to the community when they have speed limit concerns, and we will make adjustments on our road network when it is safe to do so.”


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