Territory and Municipal Services advise us that they’re lowering the speed limit on the eastbound part of the Federal Highway after being surprised by cold weather at night and the effect it has had on their resurfacing.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the speed limit on the eastbound section of Federal Highway between Majura Road and the ACT border will be reduced from 100 km/h to 80 km/h from Wednesday 16 May 2012 until further notice.
The speed reduction has been made as a result of loose material on the road and the overall rough surface of the pavement.
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These conditions were caused after recent road resurfacing did not set properly as a result of unseasonably cold overnight temperatures, Director, Roads ACT, Tony Gill, said today.
“The contractor will return to the site, at their expense, when warmer weather allows for successful resurfacing works, most likely in October.
One wonders what will take them by surprise in October.