Stewart Road nominated for review

5 Dec 2013 2:18 PMJann Stuckey

Stewart Road, Currumbin

 

4 December 2013

The Newman Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads from next month as part of our commitment to improve road safety.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said Stewart Road in Currumbin would be reviewed by safety engineers to determine if the speed limit will be increased. 

“Concerns about this particular section of road have been raised with me in the past and I am pleased it will be properly assessed to determine whether changes need to be made,” Ms Stuckey said. 

“The feedback received showed 100% of submissions called for the speed limits to be increased and 81.5% said the speed limit was too inconsistent along Stewart Road. 

“We will now leave it with the safety experts to undertake their inspection and determine whether speed limits should be changed.” 

“The Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson requested a review of speed limits as part of this government’s commitment to revitalise front line services and improve road safety. 

“Following more than 3300 submissions the list was narrowed down to 100 roads including 68 state-controlled and 32 local roads. 

Roads were prioritised based on frequency of public nomination, crash data, local knowledge and recent maintenance and upgrades. 

The speed limit reviews will be completed by mid-2014 and a list of the 100 roads to be reviewed can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/speedlimitreview 

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