This main link between Cobar and Hillston in NSW will have its speed limit increased to 110km/h, along a 56-kilometre section, from Thursday next week.
This move comes after Cobar Shire Council requested a speed zone review by of Kidman Way by Transport for NSW (TfNSW), following the completion of a number of safety upgrades along the road.
Transport for NSW regional director West Alistair Lunn says Kidman Way is an important route for mining and freight operators in western NSW, as well as locals and tourists.
“The speed limit review assessed a number of factors including the geographical location, crash history, road geometry, road environment, road usage, adjacent development, traffic mix, traffic volumes and the number of access points,” he said.
“The review found that Kidman Way had a low crash rate, good sight distances and wide clear zones that made it suitable for an increase to the speed limit.
“As a result of the review the speed limit will be increased from 100 km/h to 110km/h starting three kilometres south of the Barrier Highway intersection and continuing for 56 kilometres.”
The change will come into effect on September 28, 2023.