Steve Irwin Way night works expected to add five minutes to commute


SPEED limits along a stretch of Steve Irwin Way are being intermittently reduced to 40km/hr as work ramps up on the long-awaited upgrade.
Motorists noted that speed limits had been dropped along sections of the upgrade in February.
Transport and Main Roads told GC&M News that this was normal practice and that reductions may also be required on weekends during the upgrade.
Works requiring lane closures will occur at night, with anticipated delays of up to five minutes for commuters.
“The project team will endeavour to undertake works during the day as much as possible but some works requiring lane closures will occur at night when traffic volumes are lowest,” a TMR spokesman said.
“Traffic control will assist motorists and the anticipated delays will be up to five minutes.”
While there is some short-term pain, the gain is expected to be well-received with three right turn lanes to be installed in the project area and traffic lights at Australia Zoo to reduce the risk of accidents.

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