The speed limit will be reduced on a busy section of the Cooroy-Noosa Rd.
The speed limit will be reduced on a busy section of the Cooroy-Noosa Rd. n17484b

Speed limit dropped for safety on busy road

THE speed limit on a section of Cooroy-Noosa Rd at Lake MacDonald will be reduced to 90kph to improve safety for motorists and locals.

Department of Transport North Coast District Director, Doug Wass, said the 5.5km section of affected road was just east of McPauls Road and adjoined the 80kph section before the Sunrise Rd intersection.

"A speed limit review on this section late last year, in response to community feedback,” Mr Wass said.

"Our assessment determined that the roadside environment and nearby land use meant 90kph was a more appropriate speed limit for this section of road.

"This recommendation was then endorsed by the local speed management committee, which included representatives from Queensland Police, Noosa Council and Transport and Main Roads.

"The reduction will help to improve road safety on the Cooroy-Noosa Road at this location for locals and motorists travelling through the area.”

Crash data from between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2016 revealed the Cooroy-Noosa Rd as one of the Sunshine Coast's most dangerous, with three deaths recorded.

The new speed signs will be installed by late April.