Speed limit review for Batlow Road

Published

9 October 2020

Speed limits along the length of Batlow Road and its intersection with Snowy Mountains Highway will be reviewed in response to community feedback.

Acting Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the speed zone review follows the recent invitation for public comment on the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway and Batlow Road near Tumut.

“The community has made it loud and clear that reviewing the speed limits on Batlow Road and Snowy Mountains Highway is a priority,” Mr Toole said.

“Batlow Road is used by heavy trucks moving local produce and timber to other parts of the state and beyond so we understand safety is of critical importance to the local community.

“Ultimately, we want to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes around this key junction which links to the Hume Highway, national parks and the Snowy Mountains.”

Along with the full length of Batlow Road, speed limits on sections of the Snowy Mountains Highway around the Batlow Road intersection will also be reviewed.

Mr Toole said the speed zone reviews will assess a number of factors, including crash history, traffic volume, property accesses and pedestrian activity.

“This is all part of the work we have committed to doing to improve safety at this intersection and on the road network in the Snowy Valleys area,” Mr Toole said.

“We will advise the community of any changes to speed zones as a result of these reviews.

The full consultation report is expected to be released shortly.

More information can be found at Snowy Mountains Highway - Batlow Road.