Road safety improvements at the intersection of State Highway
1 and Riccarton Rd East should reduce the area's crash rate,
the New Zealand Transport Agency says.
Since 2006 there have been 12 reported crashes within 100m of
the intersection, including four which involved minor
The NZTA plans to relocate a post box, which restricts
visibility for motorists turning right from Riccarton Rd
An NZTA spokesman said although none of the crashes could be
directly attributed to sight restriction, the repositioning
of the post box was a necessary safety improvement. It will
be moved beside a power pole between numbers 69 and 71
Riccarton Rd East.
NZTA will reinstate the footpath at the intersection and
install a handrail there, for additional pedestrian safety.
It will establish two-hour parking, between 9am and 5pm,
across the road from the East Taieri Dairy, and address any
highway maintenance issues in the vicinity.
Anyone wanting to make a submission on the proposed work can
write to Marcos Santana at the NZTA, or emailing him