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Road speed limits may be raised in Queensland

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Major highways and arterial routes are among the roads where speed limits may be raised in Queensland.

The state government has released its list of 100 roads that will be reviewed to determine whether speed limits should be changed.

They include the Peak Downs Highway, Warrego Highway, Logan Motorway, Gateway Motorway, Pacific Motorway and a number of sections on the Bruce Highway.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the government selected the 100 roads for review using information from 3300 public submissions.

“On almost 70 roads the majority of responses called for an increase in speed limits,” he said.

It’s possible maximum speed limits will be lifted above 110km/h, but it will be up to experts to decide.

Mr Emerson said expert safety engineers would now inspect the roads to determine what changes could be made.

Each road would be reviewed in line with speed limit guidelines with consideration given to traffic, pedestrians and infrastructure, he said.

The speed limit reviews will be completed by mid-2014.