Road safety im­prove­ments

The Dominion Post - - News -

Road­ing safety mea­sures have been fast­tracked in Horowhenua ahead of the busy hol­i­day pe­riod. New Zealand Trans­port Agency direc­tor of re­gional re­la­tion­ships Emma Speight met with Horowhenua Dis­trict Coun­cil and Ka¯piti Coast Dis­trict Coun­cil to dis­cuss im­prove­ments. The meeting fol­lowed four fa­tal­i­ties on State High­way 1 be­tween O¯ taki and Fox­ton dur­ing a two-week pe­riod. The two coun­cils had been ad­vo­cat­ing for safety im­prove­ments be­fore the roads be­came busier dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Al­though the trans­port agency had planned for long-term safety up­grades, of­fi­cials have agreed to im­ple­ment safety mea­sures dur­ing the next three weeks. They will in­stall flex­i­ble posts on flush me­di­ans and elec­tronic safety message signs. Ka¯piti Coast Mayor K Gu­runathan was pleased with the out­come of the meeting, say­ing ‘‘this is an im­por­tant stretch of high­way for our com­mu­nity’’.

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