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Speed limit adjustments on M4 Motorway: NSW

Transport for NSW reports as of next week original speed limits are being reinstated along the M4 Motorway between Mays Hull and Penrith.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the speed limits were lowered to allow work to be carried out safely on the NSW Government’s $600 Million M4 Smart Motorway project.

“In December 2017, the speed limit along the M4 Motorway was lowered to allow crews to build additional lanes, upgrade interchanges and install smart technology,” the spokesperson said.

“From next week, most sections of the motorway will have returned to their original speed limit.

“This includes an 11km stretch westbound between the Cumberland Highway and Wallgrove Road and an 8km stretch eastbound between the Prospect Highway and Church Street.

“With work being carried out in live traffic conditions, it was essential lower speed limits were in place to ensure the safety of all workers and motorists.”

The Transport for NSW spokesperson said work on the project is progressing well, with the majority of the work now complete.

“The project is reaching the finish line, with crews continuing to install gantries and trial ramp meters along the M4 Motorway,” the spokesperson said.

“Where work continues, small sections of the Motorway will remain at 80 km/h to ensure the safety of workers and road users.

“Motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions and follow all signs when travelling through work zones.”

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