THE Department of Transport and Main Roads has reduced the speed limit on the Bunya Highway near the Kilcoy-Murgon Road.
THE Department of Transport and Main Roads has reduced the speed limit on the Bunya Highway near the Kilcoy-Murgon Road. Contributed

Speed reduction near fatal crash location

THE Department of Transport and Main Roads has reduced the speed limit on the Bunya Highway near the Kilcoy-Murgon Rd intersection, citing a recent fatality and safety concerns.

Drivers will be restricted to a top speed of 60km/h.

TMR acting district director Brendan Clancy said the change followed a tragic crash that occurred at the intersection this year.

"Any death on our roads is a tragedy and we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims involved in the tragic crash earlier this year,” Mr Clancy said.

"Transport and Main Roads has undertaken an independent crash investigation, as we do with all fatal incidents, which considered the weather conditions, road design and visibility.

"From the investigation we identified there could be potential road safety risks during heavy rainfall.

"While we cannot confirm if this contributed to the crash, we have reduced the speed limit as a until further investigations can be completed.

"All motorists are urged to look out for the new speed signs and be aware of the changed 60km/h speed limit on the highway.”

Freestanding 60km/h speed limit signs were in place until signs with fluorescent target boards could be manufactured and installed on the road.

"We urge all motorists to be mindful of weather and drive at a speed that allows them to react to conditions,” Mr Clancy said.

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