Gipps Street, Wellington, speed limit under review

Currently, the speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour. Photo: FILE

Currently, the speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour. Photo: FILE

The speed limit in Gipps Street in Wellington could be reduced to 50 kilometres per hour.

Dubbo Regional Council has made a request to Roads and Maritime Services to review the speed zone at Gipps Street. Currently the speed limit for the street, which comes off the Mitchell Highway, is 80 km/h.

According to the report from council, concerns have been raised by a local resident.

"The concerns relate to a lack of line marking delineation, vehicles turning right from the highway cutting the corner and that the grade difference between the roads could be a contributing factor in reduced sight lines between opposing vehicles when negotiating the intersection," the report states.


"Council has also received concerns from local residents in Gipps Street to the excessive speed that occurs along the northern section of Gipps Street to and from the highway."

One of the ideas council has considered is reducing the speed limit on the road.

Council is also looking at an upgrade of the intersection, which would include a painted median separation island to stop motorists cutting the corner. The realigned edge lines and hold lines will also be redone.

"There are currently no centre line markings in Gipps Street and the grade difference between roads promotes poor off-centre turning movements resulting in opposing vehicle conflict," the report said.

"The edge lines are poorly located encouraging turning vehicles to negotiate through the centre of the intersection."

Gipps Street is frequently used for access to the north residential area. It gives access to the town on the southern side of the Macquarie River via a low level bridge.

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