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Project Introduction

The NZ Transport Agency is seeking public input into proposals to set permanent new speed limits on SH94 on the eastern entrance to Lumsden.

  • Project type

    Speed review

Project updates

Speed review update – 31 January 2020

Formal consultation on this proposed speed limit review has now been completed.

To make the most informed decision we can, we are carefully considering the information we received through the submissions from the consultation. We are now in the final stages of analysing these submissions and technical safety data in order to provide the outcome for this speed review.

Changing speed limits is a legal process and there are numerous steps that we need to carefully follow once we have completed our analysis. When we have reached a decision on this speed review we will inform the community and publish further information on our website.

Speed review process

What we know

We’ve talked to the community, council, local businesses and others about improving safety on the SH94 entrance into Lumsden. We’ve heard that speeds on this section highway feel too high to be safe.

Speed and increasing traffic volumes including more large trucks are making the local community concerned about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as well as students crossing the highway to attend two nearby schools. The undulating nature of this section of highway, can make it difficult for vehicles trying to access the highway with drivers finding assessing the speed of approaching highway traffic a challenge.

What we’re proposing

Based on what we know, we think the following would be safer speed on this section of road:

Location Current speed limit Proposed speed limit Current mean operating speeds
Extending the 50km/h speed limit on SH94 300m further east toward on an existing 70km/h section of highway. 70km/h 50km/h 70-74km/h

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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