New 80km speed limit in place for Crusoe Road
The speed limit on a six and a half kilometre length of Crusoe Road from Kangaroo Flat to Lockwood has been permanently reduced from 100 kilometres per hour to 80 kilometres per hour.
City of Greater Bendigo Director Presentation and Assets Brian Westley said the City had submitted a proposal to the Department of Transport in early 2021 to have the speed limit reduced on the road based on its accident history and road alignment in the area.
“There have been seven crashes on this road between 2013 and 2018, including four instances where drivers have run off the road,” Mr Westley said.
“In evaluating the project and following discussions with community members, a reduction in speed was considered the most appropriate crash-prevention method at this point.
“The City recently received approval from the Department of Transport to proceed with the speed limit reduction.
“The new 80 kilometre speed limit now applies and new speed signs are in place along the length of road.
“Residents are asked to observe the new speed limit and to take care when driving in the area.”