Con­sul­ta­tion on in­creased speed limit

Cambridge Edition - - FRONT PAGE - MIKE BAIN

An in­creased speed limit on the Waikato Expressway could be in oper­a­tion by the end of this year.

New Zealand Trans­port Agency will be en­gag­ing road users and the com­mu­nity on the pro­posed new 110km/h limit for the Cam­bridge sec­tion of the Waikato Expressway.

NZTA’s Harry Wil­son, said it’s im­por­tant peo­ple have their say.

He said the road along with three oth­ers have been se­lected first be­cause they are some of the best in New Zealand.

‘‘The speed limit will only be in­creased to 110km/h on roads which can sup­port higher travel speeds with­out com­pro­mis­ing safety.

‘‘The Cam­bridge sec­tion of the Waikato Expressway has been de­signed and will be main­tained and op­er­ated to the nec­es­sary stan­dards to safely sup­port 110km/h travel speeds.’’

Any ad­di­tional roads be­ing con­sid­ered for the 110km/h speed limit will also re­quire con­sul­ta­tion with the com­mu­nity.

Sub­mis­sions close 5pm, Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 26, 2017. Other roads con­sid­ered in­cluded the ad­di­tional sec­tions of the Waikato Expressway (SH1), Tau­ranga Eastern Link Toll Road (SH2).

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