Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Changes considered for Otaihanga/SH 1 intersection

Changes considered for Otaihanga/SH 1 intersection

Several proposals to upgrade the Otaihanga/State Highway 1 intersection north of Paraparaumu will be considered over the next few weeks.

A joint meeting of representatives of Transit, Police, Kapiti Coast District Council, and the Land Transport Safety Authority on Tuesday proposed enhancing signage around the intersection and installing audible centre line markings which are being used successfully in other areas.

“Audible centre lines have ridges on them which when driven over, vibrate the vehicle. This makes the motorist more aware of the centre line and should discourage them from cutting the corner as they drive through the intersection,” said Transit Wellington Regional Office road safety engineer Stanley Chesterfield.

“These enhancements can be made in the next few weeks and are expected to generally improve the safety of the intersection.

“A medium term proposal is to lengthen the northbound left turn exit from State Highway 1 onto Otaihanga Road.”

Mr Chesterfield said this modification would enhance the sight lines for traffic turning right from Otaihanga Road onto State Highway 1, as well as improve vision for drivers turning right into Otaihanga Road from the highway.

“The costings for this will need to be refined but that modification could be carried out in the next few months.”

“The real, long-term solution, everyone agreed, is a fully grade separated intersection but the timing of this would be some way in the future,” said Mr Chesterfield.

“We also agreed to explore the process required to see if there is justification for lowering the speed limit through the Otaihanga intersection to 80kph but will look at this more fully when the nearby Lindale interchange is completed.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news