Highway speed limit under review after public outcry
THE racket from Tyndale locals to have the speed limit reduced on that stretch of the Pacific Hwy has been heard by Roads and Maritime Services.
Last month an RMS spokesman said "the existing speed limit of 100kmh was found to be appropriate for the conditions".
But yesterday the department said it would conduct a new review of the road.
"The review will examine the road environment, visibility, traffic volume and the 100kmh speed limit along the 1.53km stretch," the spokesman said.
"Road safety is a priority for Roads and Maritime and the speed zone will be reviewed in consultation with local council.
"This review is about ensuring we have the right speed for road conditions at this location."
RMS last reviewed the speed limit along this stretch of highway in January 2013.
Some roadside vegetation was removed along the highway to increase visibility for drivers.
Tyndale Roadhouse owner Bev Traynor said she was thrilled to hear of a review.
"I am very happy. I hope they will realise the speed limit needs to go down to 80kmh," Mrs Traynor said.
By the end of the week, Mrs Traynor hopes to send the RMS the several hundred signatures she has on a petition to show the community support for change.