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7 July, 2021

Slow down slated for Woodford village

THE SPEED LIMIT on the D’Aguilar Highway at Woodford will be reduced this month.

The 600-metre section of the highway which passes through the Woodford township will be reduced from 60km/h to 50km/h from July 12.

The speed limit will now be 50km/h between Margaret and George streets at Woodford, while the existing 60km/h limit on the D’Aguilar Highway either side of the new 50km/h limit will remain.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the speed reduction had been endorsed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council Speed Management Committee.

“This is another step in making Woodford’s town centre more pedestrian-friendly and recognising the village-tourism focus there,” Mr Bailey said.

“Moreton Bay Regional Council delivered its own program of upgrades in town last year, and we also installed pedestrian-activated traffic signals there in 2018.

“All of these initiatives have improved connectivity and pedestrian safety around local shops and businesses.

“We recognise these communities are growing and my department continually monitors local traffic and works with Council and other authorities to make changes where possible.”

Work to implement the new limit will start in the week of 12 July and is expected to take one night to complete, weather and conditions permitting.

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