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Bus stop to move from Levin Mall carpark to Bath Street


Bus stop to move from Levin Mall carpark to Bath Street

The bus stop at the Levin Mall carpark is to be moved to Bath Street outside Te Takere Horowhenua Culture and Community Centre.

To take effect from Tuesday 1 July, there are several reasons for the move, one being that without buses travelling through the carpark it will improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists.

Another reason is that the pavement surface of the Levin Mall carpark is not designed for heavy vehicles such as buses and coaches.

Horowhenua District Council's Roading Manager Kevin Peel says the bus stop area pavement has continually deteriorated over the years and is now in need of an overhaul.

Mr Peel says that making remedial repairs to the pavement to bring it up to a reasonable standard, including paving the bus entrance with reinforced concrete suitable for heavy vehicles, would come at a significant cost plus ongoing maintenance costs.

Mr Peel says that the option to relocate the bus stop to the Bath Street location is preferable from both a safety and maintenance perspective.

Furthermore, he says the cost is minimal and there will be little disruption to the community, as the work has been incorporated into the project to refurbish Bath Street outside Te Takere and New World.

It is also hoped that having the bus stop outside Te Takere will help enhance the image of Levin to visitors, and that those getting on or off the bus will have more convenient access to the Visitor Information Centre inside Te Takere.

Mr Peel says there is potential for the area where the current bus stop is to be upgraded to better service carpark users, including improving the Chamberlain Street entranceway.

Any future redevelopment of the carpark will be investigated at a later time.

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