RMS - Motorists advised to slow down on Burley Griffin Way at Binalong
Official Media Release from NSW Government Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Motorists are advised to slow down on Burley Griffin Way at Binalong after a speed review to improve safety for all road users.
Transport for NSW carried out a review of speed zones on the Burley Griffin Way at the request of the community and Yass Local Traffic Committee.
Transport for NSW Director South West Lindsay Tanner said the existing 100 km/h speed zone will be reduced to 60 km/h reviews recommended an extension of the existing 60 km/h zone in response to a high number of crashes.
“Concerns were raised about the speed of vehicles entering and exiting the town to the south of Binalong, as well as the crash history at the intersection of Fitzroy Street,” Mr Tanner said.
“In the past five years, there have been five reported crashes along a 250-metre section of Burley Griffin Way.
“Transport for NSW carried out a review which assessed a number of factors including crash history, road geometry, road usage, adjacent development, traffic mix, traffic volumes and the number of access points.
“As a result, the 100 km/h speed zone on Burley Griffin Way will be reduced to 60 km/h on the Burley Griffin Way (Stephen Street) at Binalong from 400 metres south of Fitzroy Street to 650 metres south of Fitzroy Street for a distance of 250 metres.
“This new speed zone will provide a safer road environment for all road users with an increase in travel time of six seconds over the entire distance,” Mr Tanner said.
The new speed limit will take effect from Wednesday 24 September 2019.
Signs will be in place to advise motorists of the changed traffic conditions. Road users are asked to keep an eye out for the changes and follow the directions of signs.
Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and to have a say on speed limits.
For more information visit https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au
19 September 2019