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Project introduction

The NZ Transport Agency sought public input into proposals to set permanent new speed limits on State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson.

  • Project type

    Speed review

Project updates

SH6 Blenheim to Nelson - speed proposals
Public consultation, (PDF)
SH6 Blenheim to Nelson - speed review map
Public consultation, (PDF)
SH6 Blenheim to Nelson - consultation guide and feedback form
Public consultation, (PDF)

What we know

We’ve been speaking with communities, councils, local businesses, and other key organisations about how we can make State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson safer. We heard from some people that speeds along this route feel too high to be safe.

We are investigating safety improvements, but one of the best things we can do right now to prevent people from dying or being seriously injured is reduce speed limits, so they are safe and right for the road.

There are numerous communities and schools on State Highway 6, it’s popular with cyclists, busy with freight and commuters, and there are school children and others crossing the road in 100km/h environments.

In the 10 years between 2009 and 2018, 20 people lost their lives and 92 were seriously injured in crashes on this stretch of road.

What we’re proposing

You can also download a summary of speed proposals [PDF, 39 KB]

  Location Current speed limit (km/h) Proposed speed limit (km/h)
1 400m west of Severne St, Blenheim to 335m west of Jacksons Rd, Woodbourne 100 80
2 335m west of Jacksons Rd, Woodbourne to 130m east of SH6/SH63 Intersection, Renwick 80 80
(no change)
3 130m east of SH6/SH63 Intersection to 250m north of Gee St, Renwick 50
with a 40 school zone
50
with a 40 school zone (no change)
4 250m north of Gee St, Renwick to 240m south of Queen Charlotte Dr, Havelock 100 80
5 240m south of Queen Charlotte Dr to 60m south of Kavenagh Pl, Havelock 70 50
6 60m south of Kavenagh Pl to 300m north-west of Clive St, Havelock 50
with a 40 school zone
50
with a 40 school zone (no change)
7 300m north-west of Clive St, Havelock to 100m west of Wakamarina Rd, Canvastown 100 80
8 100m west of Wakamarina Rd to 260m west of Tapps Rd, Canvastown 100 80
with a 60 school zone
9 260m west of Tapps Rd, Canvastown to 320m south of Pelorus Bridge 100 80
10 320m south to 320m north-east of Pelorus Bridge 100/50
in Dec/Jan
60
11 320m north-east of Pelorus Bridge to 210m north of Hills Rd, Rai Valley 100 80
12 210m north of Hills Rd to 180m north of Bryants Rd, Rai Valley 60
with a 40 school zone
60
with a 40 school zone (no change)
13 180m north of Bryants Rd, Rai Valley to 770m north-east of Whangamoa Saddle Summit 100 80
14 770m north-east of Whangamoa Saddle Summit to 280m north of Teal Valley Rd 100 60
15 280m north of Teal Valley Rd to 90m south of Lud Valley Rd, Hira 100 80
16 90m south of Lud Valley Rd to 45m south of Cable Bay Rd, Hira 80 80 
with a 60 variable speed limit around the school
17 45m south of Cable Bay Rd, Hira to 440m north-east of Allisdair St, Atawhai 100 80
18 440m north-east of Allisdair St to 150m south-west of Atawhai Cres north, Atawhai 80 60
19 150m south-west of Atawhai Cres north, Atawhai to 250m north-east of Trafalgar St, Nelson 100 80

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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