Making the road safer
Between 2007 and 2016, 16 people were seriously injured in crashes on SH88 Dunedin to Port Chalmers. Most of these crashes were caused by people losing control of their vehicle and running off the road, sometimes ending up in the harbour.
Safety improvements are likely to include:
- Roadside safety barriers to stop drivers from running off the road
- High performance road markings to improve visibility at night and in wet conditions
- Safety improvements to Finch Street intersection
Road safety improvements, which do not impact on the safety of cyclists, may be undertaken in early 2018. The remainder of this work will be completed as the shared path is constructed.
The NZ Transport Agency is committed to providing a safe walking and cycling path between Dunedin and Port Chalmers.
Information on the Shared Path project can be found here.