New speed limits on a section of the New England Highway at Glen Innes will help improve safety - with drivers reminded to look out for updated signage.
The change simplifies the previous speed zones, Transport for NSW Director North Region Anna Zycki said.
"A review of the speed zones was carried out on a 600 metre section of the New England Highway between Herbert and Grafton streets," Ms Zycki said.
"The review determined the previous speed zone of 80km/h needed to be reduced to 60km/h, to improve safety at the intersection of the highway and Grafton Street.
"A number of factors were considered during the review, including the crash history and traffic volumes on this stretch of the highway."
Transport for NSW carried out the review in consultation with Glen Innes Shire Council and NSW Police, and in accordance with the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines.
The existing speed limit of 80km/h on the New England Highway was reduced to 60km/h, from 20 metres north of Herbert Street to 100 metres north of Grafton Street.
The speed limit of 80km/h was increased to 100km/h from 100 metres north of Grafton Street to 500 metres north of Grafton Street.
New speed limit signage for the New England Highway has now been installed, with electronic message signs advising motorists of the new speed limits.
Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their area and to have a say on speed limits.
For more information visit https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au.