Trial installations removed

Report & Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Report & Photo: Sandy Eggleston
Gore District Council parks and reserves foreman John Ave shifts one of the planters blocking access between Broughton St and State Highway 1.

Council staff were out yesterday removing the Streets Alive project trial installations blocking Broughton and Eccles Sts to traffic.

The trial was supposed to last until the end of the month, but at a council meeting last week councillors voted to end some aspects of the trial two weeks early.

Broughton St will reopen to two-way traffic, but channelling will be installed to restrict

heavy traffic access and slow down vehicles exiting State Highway 1.

Eccles St will reopen to all traffic.

However, vehicles will not be able to turn right out of Eccles into Main St.

Roading asset manager Peter Standring said improving safety and relieving congestion were the main reasons for stopping traffic turning south out of Eccles St. 

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