VicRoads and commuters weigh in on rise from 80kmh to 100kmh on Murray Valley Hwy near Yarroweyah.LAURA HURLEY August 19, 2014 3:25am
If you’ve noticed the commute between Cobram and the Goulburn Valley Hwy seems a little quicker, a recent change in the speed limit east of Yarroweyah could be the answer.
The increased new limit, east of Yarroweyah and west of the Yarroweyah Roadhouse, has seen the speed limit jump from 80
That means there are now six changes of the speed limit along the Murray Valley Hwy between Cobram and the Goulburn Valley Hwy turn-off at Strathmerton.
That is, six changes of speed limit along about 19
VicRoads regional director north-eastern Bryan Sherritt said it was important road users were aware of the change and they abide by the new limit.
‘‘Changing speed zones in locations such as this provides a more logical and consistent speed zone for that stretch of road while keeping speeds appropriate for the area. It also makes compliance easier,’’ Mr Sherritt said.
‘‘VicRoads has listened to community feedback and after appropriate due diligence, is making a chance which will improve traffic flow without compromising safety.’’
Commuters are also happy with the new speed limit.
Truck driver John Arnold travels along the Murray Valley Hwy frequently, and said the change made sense.
‘‘The new speed limit is great, although I only just noticed it now,’’ Mr Arnold said.
‘‘It was long overdue really, sitting on 80 all that way got a bit annoying.’’
Mr Arnold wasn’t surprised by the number of changes in speed limit along the stretch of road between Cobram and Strathmerton, and said it was only really a mild inconvenience.
‘‘There are too many changes. But I get why,’’ he said.
‘‘You only really have to slow down to go through the township or residential areas, which makes sense, because obviously there’s going to be more people around.’’
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