High Street, Seymour speed limit change
Motorists travelling on High Street in Seymour will notice a slight change to the speed limit this week.
The section of High Street in front of St Mary’s College is now 40 km/h during school pick-up and drop-off times only.
“This is a great example of how a Councillor can bring the concerns of their local community to the attention of all Councillors so we can all work together to deliver a safe, practical outcome that benefits the whole community. As a Council, we take the safety of our local school children and parents as well as the other road users very seriously. I think this is a win-win for everyone.”
Previously, the street's speed was permanently limited to 40 km/h. The street will now only be 40 km/h from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on school days. At all other times, it will be 50 km/h.
Flashing 40 km/h signs will begin operating this week and will activate during school times to make sure everyone has plenty of warning.
“As a local who drives this road nearly every day, I have long shared the concerns raised with me. I am ecstatic to know we have now achieved a very welcomed common sense and safer outcome for all.“As a result, Mitchell Shire Council requested the change and both Victoria Police, VicRoads and St Mary’s College supported the proposal.”
This section of High Street is a very busy area, with school children, road traffic, health services, aged-care living, residential houses, bike paths, pedestrian crossings, disability scooters, busy intersections, and a truck route.
The change follows a Notice of Motion at a Council meeting last year which received unanimous support from Councillors.
“It’s great to be able to support the Seymour community with this change.”
This page was last updated on 3 February 2020.