Centre for Road Safety

25 February 2016

This is advanced notice of speed limit changes that will take effect within the next two weeks. Speed limits will not change until the new speed limit signs are installed. Please ensure that you always observe the posted speed limit signs on the road.

Road name From To Local Government Area Current speed limit km/h New speed limit km/h Reason for change
Hunter Expressway, eastbound, Seahampton 2.25 kilometres west of Cameron Park Drive 1.75 kilometres west of Cameron Park Drive Lake Macquarie 80 110

This speed limit change reflects the high quality of the road at this location which permits a higher speed limit.

Hunter Expressway, westbound 960 metres west of Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park 1260 metres west of Cameron Park Drive, Seahampton Lake Macquarie 80 110

This speed limit change reflects the high quality of the road at this location which permits a higher speed limit.

 

Raymond Terrace Road, Thornton 440 metres east of Government Road 1280 metres east of Government Road Maitland 100 80

This is a rural road. Previous intersection crash history and lower standard of road alignment have been taken into consideration. The speed limit change is expected to improve safety for all road users.

Raymond Terrace Road 1280 metres east of Government Road, Thornton 580 metres west of Woodberry Road, Millers Forest Maitland 100 90

This is a rural road. Previous crash history, the number of intersections and rural property accesses has been taken into consideration. The speed limit change is expected to improve safety for all road users.

Northcott Drive City Road (Pacific Highway), Adamstown Heights Carnley Avenue, New Lambton Newcastle 60 50

This change applies the 50km/h urban speed limit in accordance with the NSW speed zoning guidelines. This is an urban road with numerous driveways and a lower quality vertical and horizontal alignment. This speed limit also reflects the level of pedestrian activity in this area due to the nearby shopping areas.