Move give way sign

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

At one time I was in favour of traf­fic lights at Nor­man Smith St in the main to con­trol up­hill traf­fic on Wairakei Drive. But as Paul Hen­son points out, the cost is un­be­liev­ably high for a tem­po­rary so­lu­tion. It oc­curs to me that there is an­other way. Take the give way sign out of Nor­man Smith St and put it on Wairakei Drive fac­ing the up­hill traf­fic. It would have a sim­i­lar ben­e­fit to lights but would be self reg­u­lat­ing ac­cord­ing to traf­fic den­sity. The sight line up Nor­man Smith from Wairakei Drive is good so it would be of lit­tle in­con­ve­nience to up­hill traf­fic dur­ing slack times. The slip road seems to work quite well so there may be no need to have a give way to down­hill traf­fic, one could be put in later if re­ally needed. What would it take? An hour for a man with a spade and an­other with a paint brush. Cost, maybe $500 for labour and paint? It must be worth a trial at least.


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