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Project introduction

The NZ Transport Agency wants to hear what think of its proposal to set a new permanent new speed limit on SH1 through Waihola.

  • Project type

    Speed review

Project updates

SH1 Waihola speed consultation factsheet
Public consultation, (PDF)

What we know

There’s strong community support for reducing the speed limit on SH1 through Waihola from the existing 70km/h to 50km/h, with this lower speed limit backed by the Clutha District Council. The local community and council are worried about the amount of traffic and vehicle speeds on a route used by large numbers of large trucks. Other concerns include the safety of elderly residents and school children crossing what is a wide and busy section of highway with a 70km/h speed limit.

Another issue is the increasing number of near-misses involving vehicles trying to access the highway from local road intersections or from parks on the side of the highway, with driver appearing to under estimate the speed of approaching highway traffic, especially big trucks.  Safety is compromised by the most of the town’s residential areas being located across the highway from local shops, cafes and postal agency. This means people living in these areas must cross the highway to access these facilities.

What we’re proposing

Location Current speed limit Proposed speed limit
SH88 Waihola township 70km/h 50km/h
Reducing the speed limit on 1km of SH1 through Waihola between the existing north and south bound speed limit signs.

SH1 Waihola speed review map

Have your say

Formal consultation on new speed limit proposals is required under the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limit (2017).

This is your opportunity to have your say before the final decisions on the speed limits for these roads are made by the NZ Transport Agency.

If you wish to make a submission on the proposed changes please read the information below.

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, 7 October 2019.

How to make a submission

How speed reviews work

More information about speed and the speed review process is available on the Speed Review Programme webpage.

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