Speed limit temporary

THE speed limit on the notorious Pacific Highway section near Hungry Head has been lowered to 60km/h, but it's only temporary.

Motorists driving the horror stretch could be mistaken for thinking the State Government has taken immediate safety action.

However, the Roads and Traffic Authority advised the speed limit change south of Urunga is not permanent, despite three serious accidents in six days last week.

Instead, the temporary speed limit will allow road workers to replace a metal guard rail damaged in a head-on crash on Friday night.

Last week, in the wake of Tuesday's fatal truck roll-over, the RTA vowed to complete a safety audit between Urunga and Nambucca.

The North Coast Pacific Highway Taskforce, made up of regional mayors, won the attention of NSW Roads Minister David Borger in discussing immediate safety upgrades south of Urunga.

The taskforce called for the speed limit to be lowered and traffic to be divided by concrete crash barriers.

Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser said a speed limit reduction needs to happen before motorists begin travelling the highway over the Christmas holiday period.



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