10 July 2012
Speed limit changes in Wentworth Point
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising motorists of speed limit changes along sections of Hill Road, Bennelong Parkway and Burroway Road at Wentworth Point in the next two weeks.
An RMS spokesperson said RMS carried out a speed limit review in consultation with Auburn Council who recently installed traffic calming measures on the residential sections of Hill Road and Bennelong Parkway.
“The review assessed a number of factors including road environment, traffic characteristics and crash data,” the spokesperson said.
“As a result of the review the 60km/h speed limit on Hill Road will be reduced to 50km/h between 30 metres south west of Bennelong Parkway and Burroway Road.
“The 60km/h speed limit on Bennelong Parkway will be reduced to 50km/h from Hill Road to 30 metres south of bridge over Haslams Creek.
“The speed limit on Burroway Road will be reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h.
“The speed limits are being reduced due to the increasing number of pedestrians and cyclists in the area as a result of the residential development at Wentworth Point. The speed limits are being set in accordance with the 50km/h default urban speed limit.
“Other speed limits along Hill Road and Bennelong Parkway will remain at 60km/h.
“Motorists are reminded to drive carefully and pay extra attention during the transition period,” the spokesperson said.
Electronic message signs are in place ahead of the new speed limit signs being installed to advise motorists of the change.
These message signs will remain in place for at least a week after the speed limit change.
RMS expects the new speed limit signs to be installed from 16 July, weather permitting.
Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and have their say on speed limits.