Speed limits set to be raised on Queensland roads

SAFETY engineers will review 100 Queensland roads from next month to determine whether speed limits should be raised, lowered or kept consistent.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said this was the first major review that has been conducted since 1997 and was part of the Newman Government's commitment to improve safety on our roads.

"The list has been narrowed down to 100 roads - 68 state-controlled and 32 local roads following more than 3300 submissions," Mr Emerson said.

"On almost 70 roads the majority of responses called for an increase in speed limits.

"Expert safety engineers will now conduct inspections to determine what changes need to be made to improve safety and deliver on our commitment to revitalise front line services.

"The review identified roads all over Queensland including the Peak Downs Highway, Warrego Highway, Logan Motorway, Gateway Motorway, Pacific Motorway and a number of sections of the Bruce Highway.

"Roads were prioritised based on frequency of public nominations, crash data, local knowledge and recent maintenance and upgrades."

Mr Emerson said each road will be reviewed in line with Queensland's speed limit setting guidelines with consideration given to traffic, pedestrians and infrastructure.

"The review aims to simplify the speed limit setting process and apply consistent speed limits across Queensland," he said.

The speed limit reviews will be completed by mid 2014 and the results will be published on the Transport and Main Roads website when available.

A list of the 100 roads to be reviewed can be found at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/speedlimitreview

Greater Brisbane area roads include: 

Anzac Avenue, Deception Bay Road to Elizabeth Avenue

Bruce Highway, Gateway Motorway merge to Caboolture

Bruce Highway, Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway

Gateway Motorway, Pacific Motorway to Logan Motorway

Goodna Road, Old Greenbank Road to Logan City boundary

Gympie Road, Chermside to Carseldine

Gympie Road, Carseldine to Bruce Highway

Gympie Road, Lutwyche to Chermside

Ipswich Motorway, Grenard Road to Warrego Highway

Ipswich Road, Story Bridge to Ipswich Motorway (including Main Street)

Junction Road, Mt Crosby Road to Arthur Sommerville Road, Ipswich

Logan Motorway, Ipswich Motorway to Pacific Motorway

Old Cleveland Road, Carina to Gateway Motorway

Pacific Motorway, Tarragindi to Gateway Motorway

Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway to Logan Motorway

Pacific Motorway, Riverside Expressway to Tarragindi

Source: Brisbanetimes.com.au

Sunshine Coast

Bruce Highway, Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway

Cooroy Noosa Road, Sunrise Road to McPauls Road

Maleny Kenilworth Road, Aherns Road to Jager Drive

Maroochydore Road, Bruce Highway to Maroochydore

Nicklin Way, Caloundra to Currimundi

Pelican Waters Boulevard, Pelican Waters

Pomona Kin Kin Road, Williams Road to Upper Pinbarrin Road

Central Queensland

Bruce Highway, Curra

Bruce Highway, Kolan River to Miriam Vale

Bruce Highway, Glenlee to The Caves

Bruce Highway, Tiaro

Bruce Highway, Bloomsbury to Proserpine

Burnett Heads Road, Bargara Road to Mittelheusers Road

Capricorn Highway, Dingo to Emerald

Capricorn Highway, Alpha to Emerald

Carnarvon Highway, Surat to St George

D'aguilar Highway, Moore to Blackbutt

Elliott Heads Road, Innes Park Road to Elliott Heads

Leichhardt Highway, Gore Highway to Moonie

Leichhardt Highway, Taroom to Miles

Maryborough Hervey Bay Road, Booral Road to Pialba-Burrum Heads Road

Moonie Highway, Moonie to Dalby

Peak Downs Highway, Bruce Highway to Walkerston

Pialba Burrum Heads Road, Craignish to Hervey Bay Road

Scenic Highway, Emu Park to Yeppoon

Warrego Highway, Kingsthorpe-Haden Road to Jondaryan

Warrego Highway, Macalister to Chinchilla

Warrego Highway, Jackson to Roma

Warrego Highway, Roma to Morven

Warrego Highway, Gatton to Helidon

Yeppoon Road, Neils Road to Appleton Drive