More changes at problem Anzac Ave intersection

More work: The intersection of Anzac Ave and Castle St is being given another temporary makeover...
More work: The intersection of Anzac Ave and Castle St is being given another temporary makeover to improve safety. Photo by Dan Hutchinson
The Anzac Ave and Castle St intersection which has sparked debate about cycle safety is being given another temporary makeover.

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has had contractors straightening Anzac Ave this week to make it close to a "T" intersection.

Last week The Star highlighted concerns from cycling lobby group Spokes about the intersection, with a link to a website showing video footage of traffic not giving way at the new stop sign.

The intersection was the scene of a fatal accident in November last year when Peter James Wells (55) was hit by a logging truck as it entered Castle St.

NZTA Otago-Southland Operations manager Roger Bailey said he was concerned with the number of people who were still not giving way at the intersection.

Cones and a "Stop" sign were installed last month to try to separate cycle traffic from other traffic.

The latest attempts to improve safety were also temporary while the NZTA and the Dunedin City Council worked on a permanent solution to the problem, Mr Bailey said.

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