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Speed limit changes coming

Wednesday, March 24, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: transport, traffic

Waimakariri District Council media release: 22nd March 2021

Road users are encouraged to pay attention to their speed as changes to speed limits in and around Tuahiwi, the southern part of Kaiapoi and in northern Rangiora come into effect this week.

Waimakariri District Council Road Safety Co-ordinator Kathy Graham says the increases in traffic, housing development, the new sports stadium and new cycle paths meant that lower speeds needed to be considered.

“There have been a lot of changes in and around these roads and we want to make sure that everyone using the road is as safe as they can be.” Kathy says.

Police Sergeant Colin Stewart and his team deal daily with road users who either make mistakes or the wrong choices when driving, often with serious consequences.

“The speed you are travelling at directly impacts the outcome if you have to brake suddenly, take evasive action or are unfortunate enough to have a crash,” Colin says, “Speed always plays a part and can be the difference between someone walking away from a crash or not.”

Police will be monitoring the areas where the new speed limits come into effect.

The following speed limits will change on Wednesday 24th March 2021.

Southern Kaiapoi - the following roads reduced to 60km/h

  • Main North Road - Old Waimakariri Bridge to Neeves Road;
  • Main North Road - Neeves Road to Kaiapoi urban limits;
  • Tram Road - Main North Road to 180 m past the eastern intersection of Greigs Road;
  • Doubledays Road;
  • Neeves Road east of SH1; and
  • Wrights Road.

Tuahiwi – the following roads reduce to 80km/h

  • Turiwhaia Road;
  • Greens Road;
  • Te Pouapatuki Road;
  • Church Bush Road;
  • Pa Road; and
  • Revells Road.

Northern Rangiora

  • Golf Links Road - Kippenberger Avenue to Coldstream Road, reduces to 80km/h;
  • Golf Links Road - Coldstream Road to end (unsealed section), reduces to 60km/h;
  • Coldstream Road - from Smarts Road to the eastern end of sport stadium, reduces to 80km/h;
  • Marchmont Road - entire length, reduces to 80km/h;
  • Smarts Road - entire length, reduces to 80km/h; and
  • Tulls Road - entire length, reduces to 80km/h.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch