Speed limit change on Eltham Road at Eltham
ROADS and Maritime Services are reminding motorists to slow down ahead of a speed limit change to be implemented this month on Eltham Road at Eltham.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said by the end of this month the speed limit will be reduced to 80kmh after a review of the existing 100kmh speed limit was carried out.
"Roads and Maritime carried out a review in accordance with the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines and in consultation with local council assessing factors including traffic movements, crash data and roadside development," the spokesperson said.
"The speed limit reduction aims to increase safety after 18 crashes occurred on Eltham Road in the past five years resulting in 10 injuries.
"The existing 100kmh speed limit on Eltham Road will be reduced to 80kmh from 500 metres west of Pearson Road to the Lismore/Ballina Council boundary to improve safety for all road users.
"Signage will provide motorists advanced warning of the speed limit changes until permanent signs are installed by council.
"Warning signs will remain in place for at least one week after the new speed limit signs are installed."
It's not the only work going on in the area.
Work is continuing on re surfacing the road in Clunes and further along Bangalow Road towards Lismore.
This is sometimes causing long delays during the morning peak hour and motorists should allow extra time to get to and from work.
For more information on road safety visit the Roads and Maritime Services website at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au