New speed limits for three major SEQ highways

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed upgrades to three major south east Queensland highways and reminded drivers new speed limits would soon be in place.

The Courier Mail reported new speed limits for the Gateway Motorway North, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and Bruce Highway upgrade on the Sunshine Coast had been finalised and would be rolled out once the projects had been completed.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the speed limits were appropriate, given the environment and standards of each road, and she urged drivers to take note of the changes and to drive to the conditions.

“Once these upgrades are completed, they’re going to improve safety for all road users,” Dr Michael said.

“The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is a bypass road that’ll remove a significant number of heavy vehicles which would otherwise be travelling through Toowoomba City. This will reduce congestion as well as improve safety and freight efficiency.

“The Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway project will greatly improve safety and traffic flow by constructing additional lanes, service roads and high standard interchanges, so we’re looking forward to seeing this come online.

“The northern section of the Gateway Motorway was a bottleneck and source of driver frustration for many years. The additional lanes and enhanced design will reduce congestion and delays for motorists – and the shared pedestrian and cycle path is a great addition for locals in the area.”