New 60km/h speed limit for River Road in Coonabarabran
Transport for NSW has implemented a 60 km/h speed limit along River Road in Coonabarabran to provide safer and more efficient journeys for all road users.
Transport for NSW Director West, Alistair Lunn said a speed limit review was conducted at the request of Warrumbungle Shire Council to improve safety along the eastern route into the town.
“The review assessed a number of factors including the road environment such as potential hazards, clear zones and adjacent development, the road usage including traffic volumes and types of vehicles, the number of property accesses and intersections along the route and the crash history,” Mr Lunn said.
“Whilst there have been no crashes recorded in the past five years, there are several property accesses as well as a significant intersection leading into the Coonabarabran Golf Club.
“Previously, the speed limits heading east out of town on River Road changed from 50km/h to 100km/h with the S-bends being in the 100km/h speed zone, which was a known route for bicycle riders so there was a risk that cyclists may not be seen on the S-bends on the road.
“The new 60km/h speed limit has been introduced for the safety of all road users travelling on this section of River Road.”
The 60 km/h speed limit will extend 860 metres along River Road, starting from 60 metres east of East Street and ending 920 metres east of East Street.
Transport for NSW is implementing the changes with the approval of NSW Police and Warrumbungle Shire Council.
The speed limit will decrease from 100 km/h to 60 km/h, from 440 metres east of East Street to 920 metres east of East Street.
The speed limit will increase from 50 km/h to 60 km/h, from 60 metres east of East Street to 440 metres east of East Street.
The media release can be viewed here. (PDF, 326.34 KB)