Taking a Look at Speed Limits in Mandeville

Published: 27-Mar-2017

The Mandeville community has changed significantly over recent years, from a predominantly large block rural area, to an area of smaller block, rural and residential areas.

There are three areas of interest that are being focussed on, including Tram Road through the Bradleys Road, Mandeville Road and McHughs Road intersection, parts of Wards Road, Dawsons Road and Bradleys Road, and the local access roads and cul-de-sacs.

A new site to the south west of the Tram Road/McHughs Road intersection has been zoned Business 4 and the expected development of this site will likely result in further impacts to the road network in the area.

These are some of the factors to take into consideration when thinking about changing the existing speed limits.

Council’s Roading Manager Ken Stevenson says ‘Latest speed survey data shows that overall, 38% of vehicles are exceeding the speed limit of 100kmph on Tram Road west of Bradleys Road. With the increased number and proximity of property accesses off this section of road, we want to know what the community and travelling public think, and whether they want to see speed limits lowered.

Meanwhile, speed limits in some of the cul-de-sacs are currently 70kmph, and we want to know if the community think that’s appropriate. The more recent subdivisions have a 50km/h speed limit.

We want to make sure the speed limits in Mandeville are consistent and relevant, and encourage the community and Tram Road commuters to have their say. More detailed information is available on our website or you can come and talk to us at one of two drop in sessions this week’.

Come to a drop-insession to talk through speed limits at a drop-in session:

  • Tuesday 28 March 2017         between 5 - 6.30pm    Mandeville Sports Ground
  • Thursday 30 March 2017        between 5 – 6.30pm   Tram Road near the corner of McHughs Road

Find out more or provide feedback online.

Name: Roading Manager

Phone: 0800 965 468