Speed reduction at Thurgoona
AlburyCity is seeking approval to reduce the speed limit on three roads in Thurgoona, as part of a push to improve public safety in the rapidly growing area.
The proposed speed reductions are driven by significant changes, including development of new housing estates, and growth and demand at Thurgoona which has seen more than 3,500 people move to the area since 2011.
Council has asked the Roads and Maritime Service to consider the following speed reductions.
- Table Top Road between Kinross Court and Ettamogah Road, from 100 km/h to 60 km/h
- Thurgoona Drive between Table Top Rd and 200 metres east of Litchfield Drive, from 80 km/h to 60 km/h
- Kerr Road between the Riverina Highway and Thurgoona Road from 80 km/h to 60 km/h
The chair of AlburyCity’s Engineering and Works Committee, Cr Henk van de Ven, says the proposed changes are aimed at improving community safety as Thurgoona grows.
“With a 45% increase in private dwellings since 2011 and 36% more families living in Thurgoona in the past five years, we want to maintain a safe environment for all road users,” he said.
Thurgoona is part of Albury’s growth corridor and it is now paramount to review the existing speed limits and plan for the future.
Major developments that have prompted this new push to improve traffic safety include a new 420-lot residential subdivision known as Thurgoona Park North with access off Table Top Road, and multiple new residential subdivisions being constructed along Kerr Road.
“We’d like motorists to understand that relatively minor changes to traffic conditions could make all the difference when it comes to the safety of other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists,” Cr van de Ven said.
The RMS will have the final say on the proposed speed reductions.