Oxley Highway Speed Limit Increased

Oxley Highway Speed Limit Increased

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has today announced that the speed limit will be increased on the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie from next week to improve journey times for motorists.

Mrs Williams said the existing 90 km/h speed limit will be increased to 100 km/h for around 4.5 kilometres from 100 metres west of the Wrights Road roundabout to the 60km/h sign on the approach to the service centre roundabout.

“Roads and Maritime Services carried out a speed zone review last year after representations from the community,” Mrs Williams said.

“The existing 90 km/h speed limit on this section was implemented when the Oxley Highway bypass opened in 2011.

“Since then, a wire rope barrier has been installed in the centre median, further improving safety for motorists and allowing the speed limit to be raised.

“The speed zone review found the speed limit should be increased to 100 km/h to bring it in line with other dual lane highways of a similar standard.”

The speed zone change will be implemented from next Monday 20th March, weather permitting.

“Motorists should still drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs,” Mrs Williams said.

Electronic message signs are in place to inform motorists of the new speed limit.

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website at

www.saferroadsnsw.com.au to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in nominated area and to have a say on speed limits.

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