Speed cameras to protect construction workers

Mobile speed cameras slated for busy Victorian road to protect construction workers upgrading the route

September 24, 2012

Mobile speed cameras will soon be in place on Victoria’s M80 Ring Road.

The cameras will be set up between Edgars Road and Plenty Road in Epping, outside Melbourne, as upgrades to the road network continue.

Variable message signs are now in place, advising motorists that speed cameras operate in the area.

Victoria Police Sergeant Simon Birrell says the cameras are being installed to ensure a safe working site for the contractors assisting with the upgrading works.

"The lower speed limits are necessary to slow traffic in areas where the roads may be affected during the upgrading work," Birrell says.

"Drivers may not be able to anticipate these changes at a higher posted speed limit so it is crucial they slow down and take care on our roads."

VicRoads Director Trevor Boyd says it is important to ensure workers have a safe workplace during the upgrade works.

"Every day we have hundreds of workers out on the Ring Road building extra lanes to ease congestion," Boyd says.

"We want to make sure they get home safely to their families each night.

"We urge motorists to drive safely, stick to the speed limit and obey the sings as they drive through the construction zone."

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