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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Discussion Document: Fresh Look At Family Violence Laws

A discussion document launched today takes a hard look at the way the law prevents and responds to family violence, and proposes a comprehensive rethink to strengthen New Zealand’s legislative response. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Presser: ‘Precarious’ Solid Energy In Banks’ Hands

Liquidation of state-owned coal company Solid Energy “cannot be ruled out” but is “not the number one preferred option of the government,” says Prime Minister John Key, who confirmed the beleaguered company was discussed today at Cabinet as its banking syndicate grapples with its commercially dire prospects. More>>

ALSO:

Missed Opportunities: Amnesty International Report Card On NZ's UN Role

As New Zealand steps down from its month as President of the Council, Amnesty International has taken the opportunity to review New Zealand’s role on the Council so far and assess their performance and contribution to protecting human rights worldwide. More>>

ALSO:

Prince Charles Get More Jobs: PM Announces Honorary Military Appointments

PM John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions: Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy; Field Marshal, New Zealand Army; Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. More>>

ALSO:

No TPP Deal: Gordon Campbell On Why We Should Still Oppose Investor-State Dispute Measures

Even in this dark hour for the TPP, the secrecy farce continues... What is left to hide? Every single negotiator went into those talks in Maui knowing exactly where everyone else stood. More>>

REACTION:

Salvation Army On Homelessness: Hard Times In West Auckland

The report details an uncomfortable story of people whose only option is to live an unhealthy, dangerous and damaging street life... The social housing needed by these people is not currently available in sufficient quantity. More social housing is required in the West. More>>

ALSO:

Message For PM: NZ Supports Te Reo Māori – You Should Too

As Māori Language Week celebrations and commemoration of 40 years draws to an end, the Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, is once again hugely encouraged by the widespread support for Māori language from throughout the country ... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news