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Powell Media Release – Maleny-Kenilworth Road nominated for review (4 December 2013)

The Newman Government will review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads from next month as part of our commitment to improve road safety.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP said Maleny-Kenilworth Road would be reviewed by safety engineers to determine if the speed limit will decreased.

“Concerns about this particular section of road have been raised with me in the past and I am pleased it will be properly assessed to determine whether changes need to be made,” Mr Powell said.

“During my annual ‘Great Walk’ in which I travel the length of Maleny-Kenilworth Road from Little Yabba Creek to Maleny residents have often caught up with me along the journey to raise their concerns over the existing speed limit.

“I have held this walk for the past four years and it will be great to finally see the feedback that I have collected over this time being given real consideration by the government.

“The feedback received showed 66.7% of submissions called for the speed limit to be decreased.

“We will now leave it with the safety experts to undertake their inspection and determine whether speed limits should be changed.”

Mr Powell said the Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson requested a review of speed limits as part of this government’s commitment to revitalise front line services and improve road safety.

“Following more than 3300 submissions the list was narrowed down to 100 roads including 68 state-controlled and 32 local roads,” Mr Powell said.

Roads were prioritised based on frequency of public nomination, crash data, local knowledge and recent maintenance and upgrades.

The speed limit reviews will be completed by mid-2014 and a list of the 100 roads to be reviewed can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/speedlimitreview

[ENDS] 4 December 2013

 

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