The speed limit on a three kilometre stretch of the Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa will be reduced to 80km.

The move, announced last week by Member for Schubert, Mr Stephan Knoll was welcomed by Nuriootpa businessman, Mr Clayton Scott who has lobbied for the change.

Dutton’s Ellaine Isaacson, who in October last year encountered a road crash where the Sturt Highway meets Murray Street, Nuriootpa has emotionally welcomed the change saying the extra time on a driving trip is nothing compared to minimising crashes and saving lives.

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However, the move has not been welcomed by everyone. Sixty five per cent of those participating in a poll through The Leader’s social media were not in favour of the speed change.