RMS speed zone changes: Community feedback sought

04 April 2014

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is proposing a number of speed zone changes along Thurgoona’s arterial roads and AlburyCity is urging residents to have their say.

RMS has reviewed 16 speed zones in the Thurgoona area and is offering residents the chance to provide feedback on the findings. Seven speed zones have been recommended for adjustment and Local Traffic Committee Chair Graham Docksey urged residents to have their say.

“RMS oversees speed zones on all New South Wales Roads,” he said. “When considering speed zones, RMS applies the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines, which have been designed to ensure that speed zones balance road safety with mobility needs and take into account community concerns.”

“There has been significant growth in the Thurgoona area over recent years meaning traffic volumes have increased. It’s appropriate that RMS conduct this review to ensure that speed zones continue to meet current requirements.”

“Given the extent of development in Thurgoona in recent years, large areas adjoining arterial roads have changed or are changing from rural/fringe to urban in nature. The increase in traffic volumes means conditions on the roads have changed and RMS need to ensure that safety is maintained.”

“Thurgoona residents use these roads everyday and it’s important that they provide feedback. It is hoped that the changes would achieve greater consistency along the arterial roads and help avoid Thurgoona’s back streets becoming a ‘rat run’ for motorists.”

View the proposed changes and have your say