Piako Post - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Good on coun­cil­lor Paul Cronin for pe­ti­tion­ing NZ Trans­port Author­ity to ad­dress three prob­lem­atic in­ter­sec­tions with State High­way 26 within Mor­rinsville ( Pi­ako Post, August 23).

It would be much bet­ter, though, if NZTA were to take SH 26 right out of the town.

It would re­quire only a cou­ple of kilo­me­tres of new road to by­pass the town, from the east just be­fore the rail over­bridge (be­tween Mur­ray Rd and Roache Rd), to the end (slightly re-aligned) of Ku­ranui Rd at Studholme St South.

Not only those three in­ter­sec­tions in town, but also the oblique rail cross­ing at the tricky Pi­ako Rd junc­tion (the scene of a re­cent fa­tal­ity) would be car­ry­ing a greatly re­duced vol­ume of traf­fic, as Ku­ranui Rd would be­come the new high­way.

-Tony Mol­loy

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