November 16, 2023
Signs warning that the speed limit is now 40km/h have been erected at the entrances to Goomeri.
A Department of Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said a recent review of the speed limit had taken into several important factors into consideration, including crash history, traffic volumes, types of road users, the geography of the road and its role in the road network.
“The findings were presented to the local Speed Management Committee, consisting of representatives from TMR, Queensland Police Service and Gympie Regional Council, which endorsed the changed speed limit,” the spokesperson said.
“Motorists should look out for the new speed signs and be aware of the changed speed limits on the Burnett Highway and Wide Bay Highway at Goomeri.
“The speed reduction and signage will improve safety for the community of Goomeri and motorists.”
The change, from 50lm/h to 40km/h, affects the stretch of the highway between Maudsley and McGregor streets.
“High active transport user signage is being installed as part of the speed limit to remind motorists to watch out for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users,” the spokesperson said.
There will also be a change on the northern side of Goomeri.
“North of Goomeri on the Burnett Highway, the 80km/h speed limit will be extended for approximately 5km,” the spokesperson said.
“The new speed limits will be effective as soon as installation of all signage is complete.”
Footnote: Neighbouring Murgon has had a 40km/h speed limit in its CBD for many years, and a recently launched petition is attempting to have the speed limit in Wooroolin’s CBD reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h.
- Related article: Petition Seeks To Lower Speed Limit