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Safety improvement projects to start in Eastern BOP


29 April 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Waikato & Bay of Plenty


Safety improvement projects to start on high risk Eastern BOP highways

The NZ Transport Agency is investing $335k to improve safety at high risk sites on the Eastern Bay of Plenty highways.

Transport Agency Highways Manager, Brett Gliddon says the seven minor safety works will include installing guard rails, safety barriers and new electronic curve warning signage and ice warning signage.

“This work is part of our focus on improving the safety on the roads and roadsides, to make the road environment more forgiving in the event of a crash,” says Mr Gliddon.

Mr Gliddon says works are expected to start throughout May and June, in the following areas:

• SH30 Rotoma – new safety barrier to be installed on the outside of the bend 2km west of Kawerau Road West to provide protection during vehicle run off.

• SH2 guard rail extension – extend guard rail at the intersection of SH2 and Western Drain Road to provide protection from drop-off into drains.

• SH30 Te Rahu Road improvements – new curve warning signs on the eastern approach to Luxton Road and tree removal opposite Te Rahu Road to improve sight distance and provide advance warning to drivers of the bend in road.

• SH34 East Bank Road curve – new electronic curve warning sign on westbound approach to the intersection of East Bank Road.

• Thornton Road shoulder protection – new safety barrier 1km west of Thornton Road bend to provide protection from vehicle run off on the bend.

• SH30 Rotoma Ice warning signs – new electronic ice warning signs between Matahi Road and Kawerau Road West. The signs will be activated to forewarn of icy road conditions so drivers can adjust their travelling speed to suit the conditions.

• SH2 Omaukoro Hill North – new safety barrier on the inside of the bend near Wairata to provide protection from vehicle run off into the river.

These safety improvements are part of the Safe System approach, looking at safer roads and roadsides, safer road use, safer speeds and safer vehicles.


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