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15th June 2022

The speed limit on a section of Montville–Mapleton Road will soon be permanently reduced through the Montville township.

Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the existing 50km/h speed limit would be reduced to 40km/h.

“This reduction is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1.7 billion commitment to road safety,” Mr Skelton said.

“This prioritises safety upgrades, improves driver education, improves safety for school zones, and develops policies to reduce road crashes and trauma.

“The one-kilometre section of road through the centre of the business district of Montville will be lowered to 40 km/h in the week starting 20 June, weather and scheduling permitting.

"Transport and Main Roads undertook a speed limit review following the Sunshine Coast Council’s installation of several raised zebra pedestrian crossings on this section of Main Street during the last few years.

"These crossings have resulted in a reduction in the speed of motorists travelling through the township, and the new 40 km/h speed limit will be more in line with the lower prevailing travel speeds.

“As this section of Main Street includes the existing 40 km/h school zone outside Montville State School, the current 'School Zone' signs will be replaced with updated flashing 'School - Check your speed' signs.

"The new flashing signs will be activated between 7am - 9am and 2pm – 4pm on school days, to remind motorists that children are in the area between these times.

“I urge all motorists to observe the new speed limit and school signage.

“As always, please heed all signs and drive to the conditions,” Mr Skelton said.

Other Sunshine Coast works include the $301.25 Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges on the Bruce Highway, in construction, and the $320 million Mooloolah River Interchange Upgrade on the Sunshine Motorway, Stage 1, in detailed design.

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