concerns have prompted a reduction in the speed limit on Hogbin Drive from
80kph to 60kph on the northbound stretch between the Fred Hansen Bridge and
John Paul College.
“The road surface
has become uneven because of ground water damage and we’re concerned that, in
wet weather, water will pool in the dips and the risk is that vehicles will
aquaplane at the higher speed,” said Allan Hindmarsh, Council’s Group Leader
Infrastructure and Maintenance.
“So we’ve installed
temporary road works signs to highlight the speed change. We’re also installing
a Variable Message Board to alert motorists to the reason for the temporary
60kph speed zone.
rehabilitate this section of Hogbin Drive will begin in the first week in
February. Unfortunately, the works can’t start sooner as the contractors and
supplies we require are not available until then.
“At the moment, the
rehabilitation is scheduled to be completed by mid-February and the temporary
speed restrictions will then be removed, but if the contractors find they can
get to the job earlier then it will be done before that date.
“We apologise for
any inconvenience, but we hope that motorists will understand that their safety
– and the safety of all road-users – is our priority.”
Council will also
be extending the southbound merger lane out of the CHEC campus at the
roundabout from January 4 2016 for around two weeks.
“This will cause
some disruption during the busy summer period, but unfortunately it is
unavoidable as we are trying to minimise the congestion that would be the
result if we did the works during the school, TAFE and university term,” said
apologise, but we will do all we can to keep any traffic disruption to a