Speed limits under review round Yaldhurst

Speed limits around the Pound and Ryans Rd intersection will be considered by the city council.
Speed limits around the Pound and Ryans Rd intersection will be considered by the city council.
Yaldhurst will have its speed limits reviewed.

The city council is planning to lower the speed limits of Ryans, Pound, Hasketts Rd and Yaldhurst Village down to 60km/h.

The New Zealand Transport Agency will also be looking at the speed limit of State Highway 73 in the area.

City council staff have spoken to residents in the community and businesses about making the highway around Yaldhurst safer.

Feedback it has received is speeds on State Highway 73 too high to be safe.

There has been a lot of development in the area, both commercial and residential, and more pedestrians, especially around the intersection of SH73 and Sir John MacKenzie Avenue.

In the last ten years (2009-2018) there were 56 crashes. As a result of these crashes, there was one fatality and five people were seriously injured.

The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton and Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board will consider all submissions and hear from submitters who wish to speak about their feedback.

This is for Ryans Rd, Pound Rd, Yaldhurst Village, Hacketts Rd.

A recommendation will be made to city council before final approval is given.

For State Highway 73, NZTA will decide on what the safe and appropriate speeds should be based on a technical assessment and submissions.

To make a submission go to the city council's Have Your Say page.

Consultation is open until September 30.





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