Council Supports Lower Speeds for Woodend Area

Published: 06-Dec-2018

The Council recognised community support for lower speed limits in the Woodend area this week as they approved reductions to the speed limit on several roads in the area.

The need for changes was driven by increased traffic volumes, the ongoing development at Ravenswood and completion of the Rangiora Woodend Path earlier this year.

Support for the the proposed speed limit changes was sought from the community over October, following a technical review and earlier community engagement

Organisations including the Police, Automobile Association, Road Transport Association, NZTA and Te Ngai Tuahuriri Runanga were also consulted.

The following new speed limits will be implemented early in 2019.

  • Rangiora Woodend Road, from the end of the existing 80km/h speed limit east of Smarts Road to 170m north west of Bob Robertson Drive, reduces to 80km/h;
  • Rangiora Woodend Road, from 170m north west of Bob Robertson Drive to the existing 50km/h speed limit north west of School Road, reduces to 50km/h;
  • Gressons Road reduces to 80km/h;
  • Boys Road, from Rangiora Woodend Road to the existing 50km/h speed limit east of the railway line, reduces to 80km/h;
  • Northbrook Road, from Boys Road to the existing 50km/h speed limit east of Goodwin Street, reduces to 80km/h;
  • Tuahiwi Road, from Boys Road to the existing 80km/h limit east of Boys Road, reduces to 80km/h;
  • Harris Road reduces to 80 km/hr.

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