Powell Media Release – D’Aguilar Highway speed reductions put safety first (31 March 2016)

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In addition to delivering a long time commitment to reduce speed along the D’Aguilar Highway at County Drive Wamuran, the Member for Glass House is now pleased to announce several more speed reductions that will have a positive impact on the growing communities of Wamuran, D’Aguilar and Woodford.

Andrew Powell has long campaigned for safer road conditions along the D’Aguilar Highway, particularly around the D’Aguilar township itself and near Mary Street in Woodford and he understands these changes will greatly benefit motorists and residents in surrounding neighbourhoods.

“I have been advocating on behalf of these communities to see these safety measures implemented for many years so I am thrilled to see that ‘people-power’ has finally proven successful.

“We have lobbied TMR countless times over the years demonstrating that with the steady growth of population in these areas the speed limit needed to be reduced to minimise the chance of accidents or even worse, fatalities.”

The Department of Transport and Main Roads have advised the following speed reductions will be in force by mid-April weather permitting:

• The speed limit from Neurum Road through to approximately 300m west of the Kilcoy-Beerwah Road intersection (which includes Mary Street, Canando Street, and Old Cove Road) to be reduced from 100km/hr to 80km/hr.
• The speed limit between the D’Aguilar township and the Woodford township to be reduced from 100km/hr to 80km/h.
• The speed limit through the D’Aguilar township to be reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h.

“Decisions to reduce speed limits are not made lightly and I am informed by TMR that they have only made these changes with the safety of our community at the top of their priority list.”

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[ENDS] 31 March 2016

Andrew and Matt Garth