Reduced Speed Limit through Henry Lawson Drive at Mudgee


Motorists are advised that the speed limit along part of a major road in Mudgee, in the state’s central west, is being reduced to 60 km/h for the safety of all road users.

The changed speed limit applies from tomorrow, Friday 23 February from the intersection of Henry Lawson Drive with Ulan Road north for one kilometre, where the existing speed limit is 80 km/h.

Transport for NSW Regional Director West, Alistair Lunn said the speed zone review of this section of Henry Lawson Drive was conducted after Mid-Western Regional Council and local residents raised concerns about speed limit inconsistencies on connecting roads.

“The speed limit along two connecting roads – Putta Bucca and Ulan Road - is 60 km/h so, with this change, traffic turning onto Henry Lawson Drive from either of these roads will have consistency,” Mr Lunn said.

“Henry Lawson Drive is a collector road connecting Mudgee and Gulgong as a secondary route to the Castlereagh Highway, as well as providing connectivity to the local roads north of the town.

“It’s used by a number of residents and tourists as well as commercial and freight to service the needs of local landholders including wineries and is also used frequently by bicycle riders.

“This section of Henry Lawson Drive also encompasses residential development and a number of private driveways.

“For all these reasons, a speed limit reduction of 60 km/h was deemed appropriate for the safety of all motorists.”

The new speed limit comes into effect tomorrow for the safety of all road users.

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