Is Thurgoona's speed right?

THURGOONA people are being asked: Are your roads too slow or too fast?

Speed limit changes have been proposed for the developing suburb.

Some limits could be increased 10 km/h and others could be dropped 10 or 20 km/h.

NSW Roads and Maritime Services has reviewed 16 speed zones on Thurgoona’s arterial roads and has made several recommendations.

Albury Council’s traffic and transport team leader Steve Swann said yesterday the council had never before sought feedback from so big an area.

“A lot of people are impacted by changes and we want to give them a say before we feed information back to RMS,” he said.

“The people who use those roads and observe them daily are the best people to make a comment on what the speed limits should be.”

Mr Swann said the speed limits had not been reviewed since 2007.

There had been 12 notified crashes on the arterial roads between January 2008 and September last year.

“There is obviously more traffic on the roads so they are busier and schools in the area are experiencing strong growth,” Mr Swann said.

Albury local traffic committee chairman Cr Graham Docksey has appealed to the community to have its say so it can help make Thurgoona safer.

Speed limits for some roads in Wodonga, Kiewa, Cobram and Bundalong were changed this month.

Among these were changes on the Beechworth-Wodonga road either side of the Yarralumla Drive roundabout.

The limit on Kiewa East Road has been decreased from 90 km/h to 80 km/h.

Limits approaching Cobram have been adjusted to 80 km/h after being 70 or 90 km/h.

At Bundalong, the limit has been raised from 70 km/h to 80 km/h, but a 60 km/h limit will be in place throughout the town centre during the peak traffic summer season.

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