SH2 speeds concern
Traffic coming into Katikati at speed has been noticed by many residents and is concerning.
The NZ Transport Agency says says it understands the community’s concerns about the speeds that drivers are entering the 50 km/ h zone in Katikati.
Agency Senior Safety Engineer Adam Francis said they will continue to work with Police who will enforce the speed limits in that area.
Businesses who operate from premises on SH2 into Katikati at the southern end expressed their concerns in last week’s Advertiser.
They were keen to to see an 80km/h sign near Wharawhara Road to slow traffic before it reached the edge of town.
Mr Francis said there was a process for changing speed limits that required engaging with the community and stakeholders and then undertaking formal consultation on any speed limit change.
The Transport Agency is looking into where speed management could provide a significant reduction in death and serious injuries on the state highway network.
“This work is in its early stages,” he said.
“We are aiming for a nationally consistent approach to speed and we will continue to keep our partners informed on this work,” Mr Francis said.