Motorists advised to slow down on Putta Bucca Road at Mudgee


The speed limit along a busy local road north-west of Mudgee will be cut by 20 km/h for the safety of all road users.
Putta Bucca Road runs between the Castlereagh Highway and Henry Lawson Drive on the outskirts of Mudgee and is a popular route for local residents and tourists.
A 50 km/h speed limit already in place from the Castlereagh Highway for 920 metres along Putta Bucca Road will not change, but the speed limit from the end of the 50 km/h zone through to Henry Lawson Drive will be reduced from 80 km/h to 60 km/h from next week.
Transport for NSW Regional Director West Alistair Lunn said the speed zone reduction followed a safety review requested by Mid-Western Regional Council and community members.
“We have seen traffic around Mudgee increase significantly in recent years as the region has become a popular destination for tree changers and tourists and the safety of all road users is always our number one priority,” Mr Lunn said.
“In addition, the area around the Putta Bucca Wetlands is known for regular fogs, particularly in the colder months, and visibility can be extremely low at times. A reduced speed limit along this section of the road will make it safer for all.”
The reduced speed limit will come into effect on Monday 27 June with signage in place to advise motorists of the change.
Motorists are advised to slow down in the area and follow the directions of signs.
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