Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to reduce the speed limit on Nook Road and West Nook Road between Sheffield and Acacia Hills.
Kentish Council is seeking feedback from the community on a proposal to reduce the speed limit on both Nook Road and West Nook Road between Sheffield and Acacia Hills in the interest of road safety. The proposal would see the speed limit of 100km/h reduced to 80km/h.
The proposal is based on a number of factors including crash history, the growing number of residential properties in the area, increased operations at the quarry and the road category. Numerous reports suggest the road is being used as a high speed shortcut in preference to travelling on the higher standard Sheffield Road.
The speed reduction has been supported by the Kentish-Latrobe Road Safety Committee, local Police and approved in principal by the Tasmanian Transport Commissioner.
Members of the community and business are encouraged to make comment on the proposal by writing to Council attention The General Manager at PO Box 63 Sheffield TAS 7306 or via email Council@kentish.tas.gov.au.
Travel Time Summary
At a 100km/h maximum the Nook / West Nook route is currently 1:20 quicker and 2.7km shorter than using Sheffield Road.
At maximum 80km/h the Nook / West Nook Road route would be 0:35 quicker and 2.7km shorter than Sheffield Road.
The Nook Road / West Nook Road route would be 0:45 slower at a speed limit of 80km/h rather than at the current 100km/h