Centre for Road Safety

24 August 2017

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
Great Western Highway, eastbound, Wentworth Falls 147 metres east of Mitchell Streets 20 metres west of Plantation Street Blue Mountains 60 40 (Truck & Bus)

The truck and bus speed limit is being installed to improve safety by reducing the speeds of heavy vehicles on this steep downhill gradient.

Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls 170 metres south of Dalrymple Avenue (north) 60 metres north of Dalrymple Avenue (south) Blue Mountains 60 80 This change reflects upgrades to the road which permit a higher speed limit and improved travel times.
Great Western Highway, Lawson 460 metres west of View Street 100 metres east of Orient Street Blue Mountains 60 70 This change reflects upgrades to the road which permit a higher speed limit and improved travel times.
Great Western Highway 100 metres east of Orient Street, Lawson 175 metres east of Ferguson Avenue, Hazelbrook Blue Mountains 80 70 This speed limit change will improve consistency with surrounding speed limits to provide a simpler and safer road.
Great Western Highway, Hazelbrook 175 metres east of Ferguson Avenue 210 metres east of Rosedale Avenue Blue Mountains 60 70 This change reflects upgrades to the road which permit a higher speed limit and improved travel times.