Queensland road speed limit changes near

Changes to speed limits on Queensland roads are expected to be complete in late August

Queensland road speed limit changes near
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson

Queensland motorists will travel more quickly and more safely on a number of the state’s major highways following the second round of a state-wide speed limit review.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says some stretches of highway will see an increase to 110 km per hour.

"Highway changes will affect sections of the Leichhardt, Carnarvon and Warrego Highways, where the limit will go up from 100 km per hour to 110 km per hour," he says.

"Four speed zones on sections of the Peak Downs Highway from Te Kowai to Walkerston will be reduced to 90 km per hour."

Out of the 42 sections of road reviewed in the second round and 13 will see changes - six speed limits will be increased and three decreased.

Four other roads will see the number and frequency of speed limit changes reduced to minimise confusion for drivers.

Results are based on public input, crash data, local knowledge and recent upgrades.

Emerson reminded motorists not to jump the gun on the impending speed limit changes.

"Changes to road signs will happen progressively and are expected to be completed by late August," he says.

One hundred roads and speed limits were shortlisted for review after the State Government received 3300 submissions from the public.

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