A reduced speed limit at two rail level crossings on the Newell Highway near Parkes will come into effect for the safety of all road and rail users at the end of the month.
The speed limit on the northern and southern approaches to the level crossings at Tichborne and Parkes will be reduced from 110 km/h to 80 km/h in both directions from Friday, 31st March.
These changes are part of a NSW Government regional level crossings safety campaign, the Railway Level Crossing (RLX) Speed Reduction Program.
The reduced speed limits will add about seven seconds to journeys through each level crossing, or just 14 seconds for a trip between Parkes and Forbes for vehicles travelling at the speed limit.
New signage has been installed on the approaches to both level crossings to advise motorists of the changes and all drivers are advised to slow down in the area.
Members of the community can sign up to receive the latest updates on permanent speed limits changes in their nominated area and to have their say on speed limits.
For more information visit www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.