Gunn Point Road speed limit lowered


NT Government cites truck increase for lowering Darwin road's speed limit

Gunn Point Road speed limit lowered
Gunn Point Road speed limit is now lower

The speed limit on Gunn Point Road in Darwin has been reduced to 80km/h due to an increase in heavy vehicles.

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles says the government has received a number of safety concerns from residents and had therefore undertaken a review which showed a speed reduction was necessary.

"With Darwin’s construction industry continuing to grow rapidly, the increase in heavy vehicle traffic along this road is climbing significantly and due to the extra vehicles on the road it was deemed appropriate to lower this limit," Giles says.

"Upgrades have also been made to the road, with raised reflective pavement markers installed at each intersection.

"The Territory continues to lead the development of Northern Australia, and with the continued increase of vehicles and people we need to take appropriate measures to ensure safety."

The speed has been reduced from 100km/h on a two-kilometre stretch of the road which will add less than a minute to overall travel time.

Variable message boards have been placed to provide advance notice and will remain on site until Friday.

Static signs advising the new speed limit will also be installed. 

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