Speed limit increase for Kidman Way south of Cobar


The speed limit on a 56-kilometre section of Kidman Way south of Cobar will be increased to 110 km/h from Thursday 28 September, delivering improved travel times for all motorists.

Cobar Shire Council asked Transport for NSW to conduct a speed zone review for Kidman Way following the completion of a number of safety upgrades along the road.

“Kidman Way is the main link between Cobar and Hillston and is an important route for locals, tourists, and mining and freight operators in western NSW,” Transport for NSW Regional Director West Alistair Lunn said.

“The speed limit review assessed a number of factors including the geographical location, crash history, road geometry, road environment, road usage, adjacent development, traffic mix, traffic volumes and the number of access points.

“The review found that Kidman Way had a low crash rate, good sight distances and wide clear zones that made it suitable for an increase to the speed limit.

“As a result of the review the speed limit will be increased from 100 km/h to 110km/h starting three kilometres south of the Barrier Highway intersection and continuing for 56 kilometres.”

The speed limit change will reduce travel time along this section of Kidman Way by about three minutes.

The change will come into effect on Thursday 28 September.

Members of the community can sign up to receive the latest updates on speed limits changes in their nominated area and to have their say on local speed limits.

More information is available on the Safer Roads NSW website.