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Changes to speed limits across the District

Source: Waimkariri District Council


Road users are encouraged to pay attention to their speed as changes to speed limits across the District are implemented in the coming months.

Changes to a number of speed limits were agreed to by Council after consultation with the community last year.

Kathy Graham, Council’s Road Safety Coordinator says, “Safe and appropriate speed limits will help make sure we’re doing everything we can to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads. The changes are aligned with the Government’s Road to Zero Strategy and Council is committed to creating safer roads in our District.” Police regularly see road users making simple mistakes or the wrong choices when driving, often with serious consequences.

“If you have to brake suddenly, take evasive action or are unfortunate enough to have a crash, your speed will determine the result,” says Police Sergeant Colin Stewart, “Speed may not have caused the crash, but will always plays a part in the outcome and can be the difference between someone walking away from a crash or not.”


Stage 1 – from 8 April 2022

Kaiapoi

The following roads will reduce to 80km/h

  • Giles Road, south of Neeves Road to Tram Road

  • Island Road, 50 km/h sign to Tram Road

  • William Coup Road

  • Tram Road, 180 m east of eastern most intersection of Greigs Road to west of South Eyre Road

The following roads will reduce to 60km/h

  • Giles Road, Ohoka Road to just south of Neeves Road

  • Neeves Road, both sections west of SH1 (Giles Road to Island Road & Island Road to end)

  • Orchard Place

The following roads will reduce to 30km/h

  • Raven Quay, east of Rich Street to western end

  • Charles Street, Jones Street to Jollie Street

  • Jollie Street/Askeaton Drive, Charles Street to Askeaton Boat Ramp

Tuahiwi

The following roads will reduce to 60km/h

  • Camside Road

  • Okaihau Road

  • Waikoruru Road

  • Topito Road, unsealed section

  • Bramleys Road, unsealed section

  • Cox Road

  • Power Road

  • Youngs Road

  • Marsh Road, unsealed section

Waikuku

The following roads will reduce to 60km/h

  • Stokes Road

  • Kaiapoi Pa Road

  • Preeces Road

  • Wards Road

Rangiora

  • Johns Road, current 70 km/h zone will reduce to 50km/h

Woodend

The following roads will reduce to 50km/h

  • Gladstone Road, 50 km/h sign to east of Petries Road

  • Petries Road, Gladstone Road to Copper Beech Road

  • Copper Beech Road, Woodend Beach Road to the end of the formed road corridor

  • Evergreen Drive

The following roads will reduce to 60km/h

  • Gladstone Road, east of Petries Road to end of road

Sefton

  • Upper Sefton Road, current 70 km/h zone (within Sefton Township) will reduce to 60km/h

Further changes to speed limits in Rangiora, Ohoka, Oxford and Cust are scheduled for May/June 2022, with this being dependent on the availability of contractors and materials due to Covid-19. The Council will keep the community updated via website and Facebook.


Read the article here:

https://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/your-council/news-and-information/2022/04/speed-limit-changes



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