Geurie crossing to stay, speed limit considered by RMS

A review of the speed limit in the Geurie township will be undertaken as party of safety improvements being undertaken from Roads and Maritime Services.

The zebra crossing will also stay.

In June, Roads and Maritime Services announced they were planning to remove the pedestrian crossing.

“The existing pedestrian crossing is currently exposing pedestrians to the high traffic volumes which use the Mitchell Highway and is a significant safety risk for the community,” an RMS spokesperson said at the time.

However, community outrage at the proposal has seen a change in the plan.

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Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said RMS had listened to community feedback and redesigned the plans for the upgrade of the Mitchell Highway.

“Overall the community was pleased with the redesign which was on public display in July and August,” Mr Grant said.

The revised design includes retaining the existing zebra crossing, installing kerb extensions, relocating light poles and removing trees.

Troy Grant

“The revised design includes retaining the existing zebra crossing, installing kerb extensions, relocating light poles and removing trees.”

Mr Grant said the speed review would be carried out between the intersection of Old Road and the Old Dubbo Road.

The speed limit through Geurie is currently 60 kilometres per hour. However, Dubbo Regional Council deputy mayor Anne Jones said she had witnessed people going up to 80 km/hr through the town.

“I’m frightened when I’m there and see people trying to cut across the road with these cars zooming past,” Cr Jones said.

Mr Grant said members of the community would continue to be informed as the project progressed. The work schedule would also be released once it had been determined. 

Members of the community can continue to be updated on the progress of the project by contacting the RMS at western.projects@rms.nsw.gov.au.