The Government is listening closely to concerns raised by residents of the Richmond/Colebrook area.
The speed limit on Colebrook Road (formerly Richmond Road) has been temporarily set at 80km p/hr by the Transport Commission on the basis of independent advice from the Australian Road Research Board.
This reflects the design of the road and crash history, and in no way reflects upon many drivers that use the road safely every day.
The Government has already provided $6.5 million to address serious safety deficiencies with the road – as reflected in the unacceptable crash history. This is the first step to a full rebuild of the road to deliver an AusRap 3 Star Road Safety Rating between Cambridge and Richmond.
The Government expects the future works to allow for the reinstatement of the 100 km/h speed limit.
In the meantime the Government encourages all road users to drive carefully, to slow down, and to look after each other on the road.