Eurobodalla Mayor Mathew Hatcher has welcomed a temporary reduction to the Tomakin Road speed limit – from 100 to 80 kilometres per hour.
While speed limits are determined by the NSW Government, Council requested the lowered limit on behalf of the Tomakin Road Residents Group. After discussion with Council, NSW Police also supported the temporary reduction.
The residents group petitioned councillors at the Tuesday 27 June council meeting, arguing 100 kilometres per hour was unsafe with roadwork and upgrades still underway.
Mayor Hatcher said signs reflecting the change would be installed immediately.
“Once work to upgrade the road finishes in mid 2024, Transport for NSW will conduct a formal review to decide the road’s permanent speed limit,” he said.
“In the meantime, I’m pleased that Council’s representations to Transport for NSW on behalf of residents were heard and understood. We could see how much this meant to the community and we wanted to help get a result as quickly as possible. We thank the Tomakin Road Residents Group for their advocacy.”
Tomakin Road is a critical east-west link between the Princes Highway and George Bass Drive between Mogo to Tomakin.
The residents group said the road had become increasingly busy given multiple access points along its length, including 32 private driveways, a zoo, a distillery, a caravan park, two school bus stops and intersections with Dunns Creek Road and Somerset Place.
Motorists will notice new 80km/hr speed signs and message boards in coming days.
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