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Another Election Promise Kept

Waimakariri Member of Parliament Clayton Cosgrove has kept another election promise with the installation of traffic lights at Richill Street in Belfast.

“I said before the election I would work hard to improve road safety in Belfast. The people of Belfast have long been concerned about road safety and the death of a young child on Main North Road in 1999 brought the matter to a head,” Mr Cosgrove said.

“Straight after being elected I met with Transit New Zealand and members of the local community to put the residents case for major work to be undertaken in Belfast. Since then crossing points have been established on Main North Road and traffic lights have been installed at Radcliffe Road and now Richill Street. I have also repeatedly met with Transit New Zealand and received reports from them on the progress of this matter,” Mr Cosgrove said.

This is the next stage in the major road safety work that Transit New Zealand is undertaking in Belfast, which also includes proposals to install traffic lights at the Johns Road / Main North Road intersection and to increase the number of lanes on the Styx Overbridge.

“Road safety is a critically important issue and I will continue to work to see that the road safety environment in this electorate continues to be enhanced,” Mr Cosgrove said.


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