Speed limits lowered on several SA roads after ‘calls from residents’

Speed limits on several roads leading into the town of Echunga in the Adelaide Hills have been reduced from 80km/h to  60km/h.

The SA government said the reduction follows calls from local residents to lower the speed limit, and a review from the Department for Infrastructure and Transport which found the move would “improve safety while not noticeably affecting travel times”.

As of yesterday June 24, the speed limit has been reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h on:

  • Strathalbyn Road from just north of Shepherd Road to existing 60km/h north of Griffin Lane
  • Echunga Road from just north of the Dolman Road/Anderson Road intersection to the existing 60km/h north of Strathalbyn Road
  • Church Hill Road from east of Old Mount Barker Road to the existing 50km/h east of East Street

The government said the reduction follows a speed limit review conducted for roads in the vicinity of the Echunga township to improve safety for all road users and the local community.

“Other safety improvements include shoulder sealing and asphalting along Strathalbyn Road between River and Echunga roads,” they added.

“Road users are encouraged to take care when driving in the area and observe the new posted speed limits.”



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