This is the new speed sign motorists will see when travelling on the Pacific Highway between Raleigh and Perry's Hill
This is the new speed sign motorists will see when travelling on the Pacific Highway between Raleigh and Perry's Hill Ute Schulenberg

Speed cut on wet highway

IF YOU'RE travelling south of Coffs Harbour on the Pacific Highway, then watch your speedo and the weather.

The reason being the Roads and Maritime Services will introduce its dual speed limit at Raleigh.

Signage will be erected to enforce an 80km/h speed limit between Urunga and Mailman's Track when the roadway is wet.

In dry conditions the speed limit will stay 110km/h. 

In a statement the RMS said the dual speed limit will accommodate wet and dry weather conditions and improve safety on the highway.

The speed limit on this stretch was increased from 100km/h to 110km/h earlier this year as part of the NSW audit of speed zones to deliver a consistent 110km/h speed zone for a 14.5 kilometre stretch of highway.

However, a large number of wet weather accidents have led to a further review.

"Following community feedback and reports of increased water on the road during wet weather, Roads and Maritime Services reviewed the speed limit increase, particularly at the Raleigh bypass from the Waterfall Way interchange to Perrys Hill," the statement said.  

A temporary speed limit of 80km/h has been in place on the Raleigh Bypass for the past two weeks to ensure safety during wet weather and to all for road drainage investigations.



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