Greater Shepparton City Council has installed new speed signs on Dhurringile Rd at Tatura after obtaining the approval of Regional Roads Victoria (RRV).
Council submitted a request to extend the speed restriction zone beyond the new residential developments following concerns raised by adjoining residents. The changes will improve safety along this section of Dhurringile Road particularly near the intersection of Pyke Rd and recognises the increase traffic and pedestrians using this area.
Council has extended the 80km/h speed zone on Dhurringile Road north by approximately 800m from its current location south of the Pyke Road intersection to end north of Pyke Road. A short section of Pyke Road has also had a 60km/h limit implemented, recognising the urban nature of this section of road and improving the safety for all users including pedestrians and cyclists. These changes were also requested by residents of nearby residential properties in Tatura.
Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure Phil Hoare says “Council has been working for some time to get approval for these changes through the relevant agencies and appreciates the understanding of those who have been keen to see these changes implemented. Council will continue to monitor the effectiveness of these changes and implement further measures where appropriate”.
“I would like to thank the community for their input and support. We trust these changes to the speed zones will improve safety at this location and drivers will assist by ensuring they adjust to the new regime our priority is to provide a safe road network for all road users” said Mr Hoare.