Speed limit changes set to improve safety

THE Queensland government has listened to community feedback and will change the speed limits on several Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast roads.

Transport and Main Roads minister Mark Bailey said speed reviews had been conducted on several state-controlled roads with changes rolled out on Waterford-Tamborine Road, the Mount Lindesay Highway, Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Ipswich-Boonah Road and Tallebudgera Creek Road. 

“The review took several important factors into account including crash history, traffic volumes, types of vehicles, geography and its role in the road network,” Mr Bailey said.

“The findings were presented to the local speed management committee which consists of representatives from TMR, Queensland Police Service, RACQ and local council.

“Members of the committee considered findings, community feedback and made the decisions on speed limit changes at each location.”

The changes, to be rolled out by the end of June, include:

Waterford-Tamborine Road:

  • speed limit drops from 100km/h to 80km/h from south of Dairy Creek Road to Stegemann Road, Waterford
  • drops from 90km/h to 80km/h from Hotz Road to north of Camp Cable Road and Yarrabilba Road, Yarrabilba

Mount Lindesay Highway: 

  • drops from 60km/h to 50km/h from north of Birnam Street to the Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Telemon Street, William Street intersection, Beaudesert

Beaudesert-Nerang Road

  • drops from 60km/h to 50km/h from the intersection of Brisbane Street, Telemon Street and William Street to Tina Street, Beaudesert
  • increases from 60km/h to 70km/h from the entry to the locality of Wonglepong to Mundoolun Connection Road
  • drops from 70km/h to 60km/h within the locality of Witheren to west of the J Hinze Bridge
  • drops from 70km/h to 60km/h from Billabirra Crescent to Oak Street, Nerang

Ipswich-Boonah Road: 

  • increases from 80km/h to 100km/h (northbound direction only) from north of Mollenhauers Road Dwyers Road to Mollenhauers Road, Peak Crossing

Mr Bailey said new speed signs would be installed progressively.

“Motorists should take note of new signs and obey all speed limits,’’ he said. 

 “Please continue to drive to conditions and take in to consideration the weather, the light and the traffic.

‘‘Our priority is always to ensure people everyone gets to and from their destination safely.’’