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The signage causing confusion at the norther end of Clunes. Photo supplied.

A reader sent in a photo of signage near the roadworks at Clunes wondering if you would break the speed limit if you travelled at 80km/h.

Transport NSW has cleared up the confusion – it’s simple – you can’t be in two places at once.

Transport NSW Director North Region Anna Zycki said that work to improve the Lismore Bangalow Road is currently being carried out from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

‘During working hours, the speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and is returned to 80km/h each evening.

‘Speed zone signs are changed along one side of the road at a time for the safety of workers. The reduced speed zone is only enforceable once workers have recorded the completion of the work site set up and all signs are in place.

Ms Zycki said Transport for NSW apologises for any confusion and appreciates the community’s ongoing patience while the work is carried out.

Fore more information about traffic and road works, visit: Live Traffic NSW.

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  1. The roadworks at the over taking lanes has being going on since February 2019 and they’ve managed to do about three kilometres. Why is it taking so long?

  2. Yeah fair suck of the sav…. it should be common sense to all road-users that people employed to keep you safe on the roads, should also be permitted to keep their own safety as they go about the business of changing road-side signs that indicate the safest levels to be using them at. If in doubt, apply common sense and assume the lesser of two evils is the applicable one to adhere to at any given moment.

    If you’re really in that much of a rush, and it’s clearly raining, and you have the ability to take photos while driving… maybe Darwin Awards are too good for you?


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