Camperdown-Lismore Road speed limit returns to 100km/h

The speed limit on a section of Camperdown-Lismore Road had been reduced to 60km/h in May after Corangamite Shire Council and residents expressed concern about its safety.

The speed limit on a section of Camperdown-Lismore Road had been reduced to 60km/h in May after Corangamite Shire Council and residents expressed concern about its safety.

THE 100km/h speed limit on the Camperdown-Lismore Road has been reinstated following maintenance work by VicRoads.

A VicRoads spokeswoman said it recently completed two days’ work on the road that included water blasting a section of the road to retexture its surface.

Treatments were also applied to surface cracking along the wheel path on the road, the spokeswoman said.

She said the work removed some of the excess bitumen and provided the road surface with a rougher texture to help vehicles stay on the road, especially in wet weather conditions.

The speed limit on a section of the road had been reduced to 60km/h in May after Corangamite Shire Council and residents expressed concern about its safety. Cr Wayne Oakes said he had heard of up to five accidents on the road in the past few years, with at least two accidents involving trucks on the road in the past four months.

The VicRoads spokeswoman said VicRoads inspected the Camperdown-Lismore Road on a fortnightly basis and applied interim treatments as needed. 

“In most cases, maintenance crews are able to carry out repairs quickly after a hazard is reported,” the spokeswoman said.

VicRoads acknowledged the community played an important part in assisting the authority to identify road hazards, she said.

She encouraged people to call 13 11 70 to report road hazards 24 hours a day.

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