Reduced speed limit for Link Road at Kiandra
A reduced speed zone to be introduced next month on Link Road at Kiandra will bring the full length of road down to 60 km/h for the safety of motorists.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said Link Road is the key access to the Selwyn Snow Fields and the Snowy 2.0 worksite. The reduced limits will provide safer journeys for all road users all year round.
“A speed zone review was carried out following concerns raised by Police, Snowy Hydro and National Parks and Wildlife Services about pedestrians engaging in snow play along the side of the road during the snow season with heavy vehicles passing by,” the spokesperson said.
“The review found that 60 km/h is the appropriate speed for the roadside environment of the 6.3-kilometre stretch, which includes horizontal alignment, and the presence of wildlife, including Brumbies.
“In the five years from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2021, four crashes were recorded. All four involved single vehicle crashes leaving the road on bends, three of which occurred during dry road conditions.”
The new 60 km/h speed zone on Link Road from Snowy Mountains Highway to Goat Ridge will come into effect on Thursday 8 June, weather permitting.
Message boards will be onsite two weeks before and one week following the speed zone reduction.
Motorists are reminded to drive to the signposted speed limit at all times.
Members of the community can sign up to receive the latest updates on permanent speed limits changes in their nominated area and to have their say on speed limits.
For more information visit www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.