' I know how frustrating it is to slow right down for roadworks – only to drive past an empty work site' – Daniel Andrews.

Roadworks speed limits would be returned to normal outside of work hours, under proposed legislation from re-elected Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews.

Mr. Andrews posted on Facebook announcing the Government's plans to make "a new rule" so motorists aren't stuck going 40km/h past an "empty work site". Similar legislation has been tabled in past, but never enacted.

"I know how frustrating it is to slow right down for roadworks – only to drive past an empty work site," Mr. Andrews said in his social media post.

"So we're making a new rule. When tools go down, speeds come back up - when it’s safe to do so."

"It'll be safer for workers, too. No more chancing it because a site 'looks quiet'. And we'll write it in to every contract, with penalties to make sure it happens," he added.

The proposed legislation is planned to be introduced to parliament at the next sitting, which is scheduled for February 6, 2019.