Speed lim­its are dropped

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - Letters To The Editor -

Taupo¯ District Coun­cil’s new speed by­law came into force last Satur­day and there have been changes to sev­eral speed lim­its in the district.

In­fra­struc­ture man­ager De­nis Lewis said the changes were be­ing made to roads iden­ti­fied as high risk or that the com­mu­nity had raised con­cerns about.

“The ma­jor­ity of the changes in­volve speed limit re­duc­tions,” he said. “Pay at­ten­tion to speed limit signs to make sure you are within the lim­its. These changes are be­ing put in place to make our roads safer for all of us, so play your part and keep to the ap­pro­pri­ate speed.”

In Taupo¯, Tauhara Rd has been re­duced from 70km/h to 50km/h be­tween Ri­fle Range Rd and Miro St. Be­tween the air­port round­about and Rain­bow Dr, Lake Tce has been re­duced from 100km/h to 80km/h, and be­tween Rain­bow Dr and Hawai St Lake Tce is down from 70km/h to 50km/h. There is no hol­i­day speed limit on Lake Tce.

The ex­ist­ing 60km/h zone at Cen­ten­nial Dr is ex­tended to Owen De­lany Dr, and Napier Rd changes from 100km/h to 80km/h be­tween the round­about and De Brett’s, and from 80km/h to 50km/h be­tween De Brett’s and Lake Tce. At Crown Rd the 50km/h zone has been ex­tended,to 80km/h at the Napier Rd end. The 80km/h sec­tion of Kid­dle Dr has been re­duced to 50km/h.

In West­ern Bays, the 70km/h zone on Omori Rd is re­duced to 50km/h and the 100km/h zone to 60 km/h. Pukawa Rd is re­duced from 100km/h to 60km/h.

In Man­gakino, Lake Rd and Ran­gatira Dr have been changed from 100km/h to 80km/h and the ex­ist­ing Lake Rd 50km/h zone has been ex­tended to­wards Waipapa Rd. In Kin­loch, the ex­ist­ing 50km/h has been ex­tended to­wards Whanga­mata Rd, and Rapids Rd in Ara­ti­a­tia has been changed from 100km/ h to 80km/h.

In Aca­cia Bay the ex­ist­ing 50km/h zone has been ex­tended on Wake­man Rd and the Aca­cia Bay straight has been re­duced to 80km/h. On Poi­hipi Rd, from Wairakei Dr to the ex­ist­ing 80km/h sign speed has been re­duced to 50km/h, and from the ex­ist­ing 80km/h sign to Tukairangi Rd it has been re­duced from 100 km/ h to 80 km/h.

Wairakei Dr has been re­duced from 100km/h to 80km/h, and Huka Falls Rd, Huka Falls Loop Rd, Clear­wa­ter Lane and Fern­dale Way have been changed from 80km/h to 50km/h, while Kare­toto Rd has been re­duced to 50km/ h.

■ A full list of changes is at www.taupo.govt.nz.

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