DECREASED SPEED LIMIT TO INCREASE SAFETY AT DUNGOWAN
Motorists will need to take care and slow down ahead of a speed limit change on Nundle Road at Dungowan in the next fortnight.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the stretch of road approximately 20km out of Tamworth was reviewed in consultation with Tamworth Regional Council to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the area.
“I drive along Nundle Road quite often and see high volumes of traffic including vehicles towing boats and trailers on the way to Chaffey Dam so it was important that Roads and Maritime undertook this review so that we can take reasonable steps to keep people safe on our roads.
“The review took into consideration factors such as increasing residential development in the area, traffic characteristics and crash data.
“There have been seven reported crashes on this stretch of road from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2014 as well as a fatality in July 2015 so it was clear that a review of the area was needed.
“Even one death on our roads is too many. It could be a child’s life ending before their time, mums and dads who will never return home again, or grandparents lost to their families forever.
“The existing speed limit of 100 km/h will be reduced to 80km/h from 200 metres west of Back Woolomin Road to 200 metres west of Trough Gully Road, which is a distance of 3.7 kilometres.
“Signs will be in place to warn motorists of the speed limit which will be installed by Tamworth Regional Council and will remain in place for at least a week after the new speed limit signs have been installed.
“Once the new speed limit signs are in place the 80km/h speed zone will be enforceable by police.”
For more information on road safety visit the Roads and Maritime Services website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.