New speed limit for section of Princes Highway

From Friday June 28, a reduced speed limit of 60km/h will be introduced along a three-kilometre stretch of the Princes Highway through Bairnsdale.

The new 60km/h zone replaces a mix of speed limits and stretches from the Bairnsdale weighbridge in the west to the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service in the east.

The existing speed of 80km/h from the heavy vehicle weighbridge to Calvert Street will be reduced to 60km/h.

In addition, the existing speed of 70km/h from Calvert Street to Forge Creek Road will be reduced to 60km/h.

The population of Bairnsdale has grown significantly over the past decade with many new residential and commercial developments increasing the number of vehicles on the highway.

More people are also crossing the Princes Highway to access the new shared user path in the centre median of the highway.

The new speed limit is also expected to increase safety for heavy vehicles using the weighbridge located south of the Bairnsdale-Dargo Road intersection, as well as at the Racecourse Road intersection that has increasing traffic from sporting and recreational events.

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