|Friday, 28 June 2013|
|What is happening with the M5 toll gates at Holdsworthy? The M5 is going cashless from 1 July 2013 and a new toll collection gantry has been installed. For some weeks now, my tag is beeping at both the old toll collection point and at the new toll collection point just up the road. The website of Interlink Roads Pty Ltd, the operator of the M5, says that the new toll collection gantry is being tested and that you will not be charged twice, despite the tag beeping twice. How simple would it be for Interlink Roads to install some temporary signage letting people know that they should ignore the second beep on their tag. There is no signage, no explanation. Some simple signage could have saved a lot of concern for motorists.|
|Monday, 29 October 2012|
RMS (formerly the RTA) is introducing a new system of road numbering and new names for some important routes. The changes will commence in early 2013 and should be fully implemented by the end of that year.
The changes are simple in that they apply a letter and number code to Motorways (M), roads of national significance (A) and roads of state significance (B). The numbers identify the different motorways or roads within each category.
The changes will make navigation on major routes much simpler. For example, if want to drive to Broken Hill from Sydney, you will simply follow the A32 the whole way. If you want to drive from Sydney to Walgett you join the B55 and follow it through to Walgett.
The changes are consistent with systems in most other states so that the same code will apply as roads cross into those states.
Name changes will apply to some major roads, however the changes are not significant and should not have a major impact.
More information is available on the RMS website.
|Wednesday, 07 December 2011|
|Reports this morning that it took one hour and thirty minutes to travel from Heathcote Road to the airport tunnel on the M5. Guess what? They were still charging the toll!|
|Friday, 21 October 2011|
|The NSW Centre for Road Safety & Roads and Traffic Authority NSW have issued new NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines. The guidelines set out the principles for the application of speed zones in NSW. A copy is available at this link.|
|Thursday, 06 October 2011|
The RTA has released a new website, Safer Roads NSW.
The website is designed for the RTA to provide information and to receive feedback on the views of the community with regard to speed limits and speed limit signs on roads in NSW. NSW residents can also sign up to receive email updates about permanent speed limit changes in NSW regions.
Worth a look.