Road users advised to slow down on Hill Street in Orange
17 November 2020
Road users are advised to slow down on Hill Street in Orange with the speed limit on a section of this road to be reduced this week.
Transport for NSW A/Director West Alistair Lunn said Transport for NSW was prompted to carry out a speed zone review of Hill Street by the construction of the new road that connects with the Northern Distributor Road.
“Hill Street is an arterial road with a 70 km/h speed limit which links the Orange CBD to the Northern Distributor Road and connects many residential areas along the way,” Mr Lunn said.
“Now that the section at the northern end of Hill Street is open, and in order to realign the road with a new roundabout at the junction of Northern Distributor Road and William Maker Drive, the review recommended implementing a 50km/h speed zone along a 1.2 kilometre section of the road.
“The new 50 km/h speed limit will give motorists a safer stopping speed, reducing the likelihood of crashes, and with minimal increase to journey times.”
The Hill Street review assessed a number of factors including crash history, road geometry and usage, adjacent development, traffic mix and volumes, and pedestrian and cyclist activity.
Signs to indicate the new speed limits will be installed on Wednesday 18 November, weather permitting.
Motorists are reminded the new speed zone is enforceable and are advised to drive to the conditions, follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and to have a say on speed limits.
For more information, visit Safer Roads NSW.