Mungindi main street to have new 40 kilometres per hour speed limit

The new 40 kilometres per hour zone encompasses area bordered by St George Street, 370m from Narrabri Street towards Wirrah Street.

The new 40 kilometres per hour zone encompasses area bordered by St George Street, 370m from Narrabri Street towards Wirrah Street.

Residents will begin to see the change of activity around St George Street in Mungindi from April 17 to 29, as council installs new signs in preparation to launch the 40 kilometres per hour High Pedestrian Activity Area.

Speed limits will be lowered from 50km/h to 40 km/h on St George Street, between Narrabri and Wirrah Streets.

"The new signs and pavement markings indicating the new 40km/h zone will be installed to make Mungindi a more pedestrian friendly area, improving safety for children, seniors and cyclists," Moree Plains Shire Council project and development manager Lila Fisher said.

Roads and Maritime services (RMS) have fully funded the cost for the High Pedestrian Activity area which will assist with managing speed and pedestrian safety which has been a growing concern for local residents.

Research shows that a pedestrian hit by a car travelling at 40 kilometres per hour has twice the chance of surviving the collision than if the car was travelling 50 kilometres per hour.

Works for the implementation of the Mungindi High Pedestrian Activity Area are expected to be completed by April 29 when the new signage will be unveiled.

A Variable Message Sign will be placed on the major approaches to the Mungindi CBD to notify motorists of the changed road conditions.