Reduced speed limit for Yarrawa and Nowra roads at Moss Vale


Motorists will soon experience safer journeys on Yarrawa and Nowra roads at Moss Vale, with the speed limit set to be reduced next week.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said from Friday 5 April, the speed limit on Yarrawa Road will drop from 90 km/h to 80 km/h from Nowra Road to 800 metres south of Craig Street.

The existing 50 km/h speed limit on Yarrawa Road will be extended south for 270 metres for a smooth transition to the new 80 km/h speed limit.

The speed limit on Nowra Road will also drop from 90 km/h to 80 km/h for a 1.3-kilometre stretch from the Illawarra Highway to 140 metres east of Yarrawa Road.

“The review of this speed zone was initiated to ensure the speed zone is appropriate for the road environment following residential development in the area,” the spokesperson said.

“A residential development being built, Ashbourne Estate, will be connected via a roundabout at Yarrawa Road and is expected to result in increased traffic volumes and pedestrian activity.

“Recent crash data has also helped drive this speed zone reduction. In the five-year period between 2018 and 2023, five crashes were recorded along Yarrawa and Nowra roads at this location, one of which resulted in a serious injury.

“The new speed zone changes will create a safer road environment for projected traffic growth and will improve safety for all road users.

“Speeding is the biggest contributor to road trauma in NSW so it’s important that motorists are aware of the changed speed limit and follow the road rules.

“In NSW, speeding contributes to 40 per cent of road fatalities and 24 per cent of serious injuries from road crashes each year.”

Work to install new signs will be carried out from 7am to 5pm on Friday 5 April, weather permitting.

Single lane closures, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place during work for the safety of workers and motorists.

Advanced notice signage will be onsite for two weeks following the speed zone reduction, to notify motorists of the changed speed limit.