The Victorian Government is improving safety for school students, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians at one of Shepparton’s busiest locations.
State Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp said a new 60km/h speed limit will be implemented this week to address the conflict between increased heavy vehicle volumes and local road users on the Shepparton Alternative Route at Grahamvale.
Forming part of Victoria’s Higher Productivity Freight Vehicle Mass Network and used by approximately 7,100 vehicles per day, the Shepparton Alternative Route connects with regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Set to roll out from south of New Dookie Road to north of Ford Road, the new speed zone follows a Regional Roads Victoria review to determine the most appropriate speed at this location.
It will apply to a 2.5-kilometre stretch taking in the Grahamvale Primary School entrance, Shepparton railway line and Ford Road intersection. There will be a minimal 40 second travel time increase.
During school times, a 40 km/h speed limit will apply outside Grahamvale Primary School.
Works have begun to revise static and electronic signs. The new speed limit will apply with immediate effect on completion.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“Not only are we introducing a safer new speed limit at one of Shepparton’s busiest locations, we’re introducing a time-based 40 km/h limit to boost safety for students at Grahamvale Primary School.”
“This change will increase safety for some of Shepparton’s littlest locals, as well as drivers travelling on this key heavy vehicle route.”