A school zone will be installed at Hazelbrook following concerns over children using the pedestrian bridge.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has announced the new 40km/h school zone will be installed on Railway Parade for nearby Hazelbrook Public School.
Blue Mountains MP Roza Sage said RMS carried out a review of the road following requests from Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) and local residents concerned about student access via the pedestrian bridge on Railway Parade.
“The review was carried out in accordance with the NSW speed zone guidelines and assessed a number of factors including road environment, traffic characteristics and crash data,” Mrs Sage said in a statement.
“As a result of the review a 225 metre school zone speed limit of 40km/h will be installed between 20 metres south of Orama Road and 180 metres north of Valley Road.
“The new school zone is expected to create a safe environment for parents and students accessing Hazelbrook Public School via the pedestrian bridge.
“Motorists are reminded to drive carefully and pay extra attention during the transition period.”
Residents received notification of the change last week and RMS expects the new speed limit signs to be installed from June 21, weather permitting.
Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and have their say on speed limits.
For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.