28
March
2019
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05:09
Australia/Melbourne

Wodonga 80 km/h speed zone survey

Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) is seeking the community’s feedback on the 80km/h speed limit on the Hume Freeway at Wodonga as it finalises its evaluation.

A survey has been launched which will help RRV to understand local and industry experience since the existing 80km/h speed zone was extended from 12 to 24 hours a day.

RRV North Eastern Regional Director Steve Bowmaker said the survey is a vital step in determining the most appropriate speed limit on the one kilometre stretch of freeway near McKoy Street.

“Safety is our number one priority – that’s why we want to ensure the speed zone best matches the environment on this busy stretch of road,” Mr Bowmaker said.

“Whether you’re on this stretch of the Hume every day or pass through occasionally, your feedback is essential to help inform the next steps."

The 80km/h speed zone was extended to 24 hours a day in September 2018 to mitigate safety risks caused by increased freeway traffic after a new service station opened on McKoy Street.

"We’ll be asking how often people are using this stretch of the Hume, how safe they feel travelling through here at 80kilometres per hour and whether the 24/7 speed zone has improved their journey," Mr Bowmaker said.

“Feedback will be assessed along with input from Victoria Police and City of Wodonga, traffic data and other technical criteria to inform a final decision."

RRV will come back to the community with an outcome later in the year – until then, the 80km/h speed zone will remain in place.

The survey will run until midnight April 30 and can be accessed online here.