Vehicle numbers on this section of highway are increasing and will accelerate further as the industrial park expands. Extra traffic is also being generated by more residential developments in this area. Sections of the highway are undulating with curves making it hard for traffic on side roads to judge the speeds approaching highway traffic.
Between 2009 and 2018 there were six crashes on this section of highway.
What we’re proposing
Based on what we’ve learnt, we are proposing extending the current 80km/h speed limit zone further south, so it ends just past the Rosebank industrial park.
||Current speed limit (km/h)
||Proposed speed limit (km/h)
|Extending the existing 80 km/h speed limit from where it currently ends near McKay Road, 450m further south to just past the Rosebank industrial park.