Qld speed limit review sees highway status quo so far


Major links in first wave seen as having structural or volume constraints

Qld speed limit review sees highway status quo so far
Scott Emerson: each road reviewed by engineers and police

 

The first results of Queensland’s speed limit review are likely to have little effect on freight carried on the state’s commercial transport arteries.

Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Minister Scott Emerson says the review forms part of the effort to drive down the road toll through the $350 million Road Safety Action Plan.

The initiative attracted 3,300 submissions and 20 roads have been addressed so far.

"There will be no changes to speed limits on the Bruce Highway from Glenlee to the Caves, Leichhardt Highway from Gore Highway to Moonie and Samford Road from England Road to Main Street," Emerson says.

"Each road has been reviewed by engineers and police, in line with Queensland’s speed limit guidelines, with consideration given to traffic, pedestrians and surrounding infrastructure."

The Bruce Highway between the Gateway Merge and Caboolture was considered for a 110km/h speed limit but the existing speed limit of 100km/h is to be retained due to traffic volumes and congestion.

The same occurred for the Capricorn Highway between Emerald and Alpha, due to structure conditions and alignments.

The Capricorn Highway, between Dingo and Emerald was unchanged for a combination of two, as was the Warrego Highway between Kingsthorpe-Haden Rd and Jondaryan.

Meanwhile, 110km/h was confirmed for the Moonie Highway between Moonie and Dalby but there will be changes.

"One small segment has a higher number of accesses to the road that the guidelines allow," TMR states.

"To address this issue, enhanced advisory signage will be installed to encourage motorists to slow down in this segment.

"The existing 110km/h section could not be extended further due to road curves unsuitable for an increased speed limit."

 

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