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Launceston's Southern Outlet speed reduction

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A new speed limit will be implemented on the Launceston's Southern Outlet.

The current 110 km/h speed zone between the Bass Highway Interchange and Howick street intersection will be reduced to 90 km/h for 2.2 kilometres, in both directions.

Since 2013 there have been 137 crashes on the section of road, including a high nose-to-tail crash rate, indicating motorists are travelling too fast to stop safely and it's hoped these changes will help prevent further incidents.

In making this decision, consideration was given to the community’s views provided during consultation by the Department of State Growth in May 2019, as well as the crash history, road characteristics and the relevant national standard for speed management.

Commissioner for Transport Gary Swain says the new speed limit signs will be installed this week. ‘New speed limit ahead’ signs will also be placed to provide road users with advance warning of the change.

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