The Waterfall Way is one of the most scenic drives a motorist can enjoy.
The Waterfall Way is one of the most scenic drives a motorist can enjoy. Trevor Veale

Review brings reduction in Waterfall Way speed limits

MOTORISTS are being asked to check the speed limit signs on the Waterfall Way ahead of reduced limits to be implemented in the next week to improve road safety.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said some 100kph sections of the road between Thora and Maynards Plains Road would be reduced to 80kph after a Waterfall Way road safety review in September last year.

"There were 35 crashes reported on this section of road in the five years to 1 July 2014 with 23 resulting in injuries," the spokesperson said.

The 100kph speed limit will be reduced to 80kph from 200 metres west of Darkwood Rd at Thora to 4.6km north of Little North Arm Rd.

The existing 100kph speed limit will be reduced to 60kph from 4.6 kilometres north of Little North Arm Rd for a distance of 2.8 km to improve safety at the three give way sections on Dorrigo Mountain.

An 80kph speed limit will be in place between the new 60kph section and 300 metres west of Maynard Plains Road.

"The changes aim to improve road safety for motorists and electronic message signs will be in place to advise motorists ahead of the changes," the spokesperson added.

"Once the signs are installed by Bellingen Shire Council the new speed limits will be enforceable."



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