A speed limit reduction on Sheepwash Road will come into effect at Avoca next week, following safety concerns raised by local residents.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said a 2.6-kilometre section of Sheepwash Road will be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h from 600 metres south of Bresnahans Lane to just before the Nowra Road intersection.

“The safety of all road users remains our priority and we’ve listened to community concerns about this stretch of road,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Transport for NSW carried out a review in accordance with the NSW Safe Systems Approach, which considered a number of factors like roadside environment, width of the road and crash history.

“As a result, new signs will be installed at each location and the new speed limit has come into effect from Wednesday, 18 August.”

Traffic control and a reduced roadwork speed limit will be in place for the safety of road users and workers while the signs are installed.

Electronic signs will be in place for one week before and after the speed limit reduction to alert road users to the change.

Motorists are asked to keep to the displayed speed limit for the safety of all road users.

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their area and to have a say on speed limits.

For more information visit https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.