'Get home sooner': Warrego Hwy could increase to 110kmh

THE speed limit on the Warrego Hwy could increase to 110kmh under an LNP government which is reviewing 100 Queensland roads.

A Tim Nicholls-led LNP Government would review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads to ensure limits are sensible and safe.

Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls said, when in government, the LNP's $350 million Road Safety Action Plan delivered Queensland's lowest road toll on record.

Included in that plan is the possibility of changing the Warrego Hwy from 100kmh to 110kmh.

"The plan included a review of speed limits on 100 Queensland roads to ensure limits were appropriate for individual roads," Mr Nicholls said.

"Congestion costs motorists time and our economy money. Having fit-for-purpose speed limits will help alleviate congestion and get Queenslanders home sooner.

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"It's been a long time since speed limits on many of our roads have been thoroughly reviewed."

Mr Nicholls said many speed limits were a result of legacy limits which hadn't kept up to date with the increased standard of roads.

LNP Shadow Transport and Main Roads Minister Andrew Powell said the LNP would ensure police and road safety engineers assess the speed limits on short-listed roads to protect community safety.

"Queenslanders will be encouraged to nominate speed limits for review because they are the ones who drive these roads every day," Mr Powell said.

"Depending on the outcome of the review, a road's speed limit can either increase, decrease or stay the same. In a number of cases speed limits along a stretch of road may increase and decrease to create a standard limit.

"The LNP's Sensible Speed Limits Policy is a part of our plan to build safe and liveable communities which, in turn, will help us build a better Queensland."

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