The speed limit on a section of Pass Road will be reduced this week to improve safety.
The decision comes after nearly 300 people signed a petition requesting urgent upgrades to mitigate flooding and enhance safety for all road users including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
The change from 80 km/h to 70 km/h will affect a 1.5 kilometre stretch of road between Houston Drive, Cambridge, and Winterborne Road, Rokeby. The speed limit will remain 60 km/h on Pass Road both north and south of the changed section.
Clarence City Council Mayor Brendan Blomeley said Pass Road had seen a steady increase in traffic and developments over recent years and the safety of the community and road users was the priority in calling for this change.
“We’re pleased that this change will come into effect and believe the outcome will be a safer stretch of road for our community in the future,” he said. “Following a review and consultation with the Department of State Growth it has been recommended that a speed limit of 70 km/h would be more appropriate than a 60 km/h speed limit and is consistent with the area as a rural hamlet.”
New speed limit signs will be installed at Houston Drive and Winterborne Road, as well as repeater signs midway between the two roads to remind drivers of the reduced speed limit.