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Tweed Council to tackle dangerous Limpinwood Road bend

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Tweed Council is taking steps to improve safety on the notoriously dangerous bend at Limpinwood Road north of Tyalgum.

The road, which runs between Tyalgum and Chillingham, has become a popular route for motorcyclists in recent years, but has seen a number of crashes.

Council staff and councillors met on site with members of local motorcycle cruiser clubs last week to better understand first-hand the potential contributing factors to the crashes.

As a result of the meeting, council and police have promised to undertake the following actions:

• Trees to be trimmed on the approach to the bend to improve riders’ vision

• The 60km/h speed limit from the bend through to Tyalgum village to be enforced by police

• Heavy patching at a dip on the bend to be carried within two weeks

• Road be completely reconstructed, reshaped and widened at the bend by Christmas or early in the new year

Council says that further works will be applied for under the Safer Roads Program for the whole length of Limpinwood/Zara Road.

The types of treatments that will be considered include vehicle activated signs which use radars to warn motorists when they approaching a bend too quickly.


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