Speed limits to be lowered on five major roads across region
KEEP your eyes peeled for speed signs next month when speed limit reductions come into play on a number of major roads.
Speed limits on Mackay-Eungella, Mackay-Bucasia, Maraju-Yakapari Road and Proserpine Shute Harbour Roads will be reduced in July.
Mackay MP Julieanne Gilbert said lower speed limits would improve safety across the region.
The speed limit on Mackay-Eungella Road will reduce from 60km/h to 50km/h from the Marian Shopping Centre to the bus stop near Marian-Eton Road
The speed limit between Caroline Street and Platypus Beach area will be reduced from 60 and 80km/h to 50km/h.
Mackay-Bucasia Road's speed limit will be lowered from 80km/h to 70km/h in the stretch between Old Eimeo Road and Old Shoal Point Road.
On Maraju-Yakapari Road, the speed limit will be lowered from 100km/h to 80km/h in the Dumbleton area.
The Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road speed limit will reduce from 100km/h to 80km/h in two areas; between Gregory Cannon Valley Road and Stanley Drive, and between Jasinique Drive and the National Park Access.
Mrs Gilbert said a speed limit review was undertaken on these roads following community feedback.
"We listened to community concerns about the speed limits on these roads, and together with the Queensland Police Service and local government we undertook a speed limit review,” she said.
"The review considered many factors, including the road function and environment, traffic volumes and roadside activities including bike riders.
"These are busy roads and we want to ensure the speed limits provide a safe environment for all road users.
"Ensuring consistent and appropriate speed limits are in place is one of the ways we try to reduce the road toll.”
New speed signs will be installed in July 2019.
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