Speed limit lowered for Drouin's Shillinglaw Road
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 15:04, Friday 28 November 2014
MOTORISTS are being advised of new speed limits on Shillinglaw Road, Drouin, after the Baw Baw Shire Council successfully lobbied VicRoads to reduce speeds.
Above: Map credit: Google Maps.
The limit has been lowered from 100km/h to 80km/h for safety reasons.
VicRoads approved the change for the unsealed road after a traffic survey found most users of the road only travelled at 75km/h.
Shillinglaw Road runs between Settlement Road and Gardner And Holman Road south of the railway line and marks the northern boundary of Bellbird Park.
Baw Baw mayor Debbie Brown said in a media release the change had been made in response to community concerns.
“Recent residential developments surrounding Shillinglaw Road have increased the amount of traffic, with the traffic survey recording an average of 141 vehicles travelling through each day,” she said.
“The survey also took into account the increased traffic around the Drouin Pony Club on weekends and the number of trucks, including milk tankers, which went through on a daily basis to neighbouring farms.
“The reduced speed limit is more realistic and certainly safer, given that it’s an unsealed and narrow road, which was traditionally intended to be for local traffic only.”
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