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New Speed Limit On Stud Road To Improve Safety

28 March 2024

The Allan Labor Government will improve safety on Stud Road in Dandenong North by reducing the speed limit from 80km/h to 60km/h and exploring further measures to improve safety.

After a child tragically lost their life after being hit by a car on the stretch of road late last year, crews will be on the ground on the coming weeks to install new speed signs between Cheam Street and Heatherton Road across built-up residential and recreational areas.

This stretch of road sees more than 25,000 daily commuters in both directions, serving as a vital link to key destinations including Dandenong Stadium and Dandenong Wetlands.

The new speed limit is expected to be in place by mid-April, with motorists being alerted about the changes through electronic road signs, letters to residents, and other channels.

Further safety improvements are being investigated for the intersection of Stud Road and McFees Road by the Department of Transport and Planning.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne

“What we saw on this road last December was absolutely devastating and our thoughts are with all those who have been affected.”

“Any life lost on our roads is one too many – so we’re taking action by reducing the speed limit and investigating other options to improve safety along Stud Road.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams

“The new speed limit will improve safety for those travelling along Stud Road, including to and from our stadium and neighbouring parklands.”

“We will ensure residents and motorists are informed about the changes, while we investigate more options to keep our community safe."

Reviewed 28 March 2024

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