McCurdy supports Tarrawingee speed limit reduction
Tuesday 22 January 2019
Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy yesterday attended a community meeting at Tarrawingee to support residents seeking to have the speed limit reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h through the township.
Mr McCurdy said attempts to have the speed limit changed had been ongoing in the Tarrawingee community for many, many years.
“I joined locals some six years ago to lobby VicRoads to reduce the speed but it was unsuccessful then,” Mr McCurdy said.
“Since that time the Tarrawingee community has grown with more housing development and more children living in the town who are riding bicycles and crossing roads.
“The need to reduce the speed limit is even greater now than before.”
At this week’s meeting Mr McCurdy raised with Regional Roads Victoria representatives that 60km/h limits were in place at Everton, Moyhu and Milawa and that Tarrawingee should be the same.
He said the situation at the Beechworth intersection in Tarrawingee where the westerly sun is in drivers eyes was another compelling reason to reduce the speed limit.
“Regional Roads Victoria have said it could be up to three months before the community gets an answer to its latest request – they can take all the time they like, as long as they reply with the right answer, that they will reduce the speed limit.”