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


Improvements planned for Petone traffic signals

12 November 2012

Improvements planned for Petone traffic signals

Changes to the traffic signals at the Cuba/Jackson Street intersection and the Cuba Esplanade intersection in Petone are set to improve usage for both motorists and pedestrians.

At the Cuba/Jackson Street traffic signals the existing diagonal-style pedestrian crossing signals will be changed to parallel.

This means reduced delays for motorists and pedestrians as traffic will flow more freely and pedestrians will have less waiting time.

New yellow tiles at the pedestrian crossing will be installed and cautionary signs put in place until users become confident with the new arrangement.

At the Cuba Esplanade signals, between Tory and Aurora streets, under-utilised parking spaces will be removed to allow for two lanes of eastbound traffic to flow from the signals.

Senior traffic engineer Wayne King says the recent change to the national give way rules makes increasing the eastbound lanes from one to two an easy and low-cost option to improve traffic flow on the city’s busiest road.

“This work in Petone is scheduled to start on Monday 19 November and while they’re relatively small changes, the benefit to motorists and pedestrians will be great,” he says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


More On Corrections

Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Chris Brown Furore

Thank goodness Dame Tariana Turia has been able to inject a bit of common sense into the Chris Brown visa issue – her argument being that forgiveness has a place in this decision, and there is an opportunity here that should be taken... More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news