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Pyrenees Highway Speed Review

February 13, 2024 9:04 am in by
Credit: Chris Gordon via Getty Images.

A new speed limit will be in place along the Pyrenees Highway between Chewton and Castlemaine following community calls for a speed review to allow for a safer and more consistent speed limit.

A 50 km/h speed zone will be in place along a 6.4 kilometre stretch between White Gum Track
in Chewton and Castlemaine by the end of February 2024, replacing a mix of 50, 60 and 80km/h speed limits.

The new speed limit will also limit the severity of injuries. The highway provides an important link to other nearby towns including Chewton, Elphinstone and Taradale.

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When reviewing speed limits, a robust evidence-based process is completed which considers
road safety, road classification, road characteristics, abutting development, road user types and
volumes among other factors.

State Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards urges residents to look out for the new speed limit and travel safety through the area.

“Everyone has a role to play in road safety and we urge everyone to share the road safely –
adjust your driving to the conditions, look out for each other and avoid distractions,” Edwards said.

“We ask drivers to familiarise themselves with the new speed limit when driving between Castlemaine
and Chewton for their own safety and the safety of others.”

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