New speed limits in force on Friday

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The Tasman District Council has issued a reminder that the new reduced speed limits come into force tomorrow.

Tasman District Council Transportation Manager Gary Clark reminds motorists the Council’s Speed Limits Bylaw made changes to the speed limits on 26 local roads throughout the District.

Gary warns drivers to keep an eye on the signs and be prepared to slow down.

“Police will be enforcing the new limits from Friday, April 1. The new signs should be up several days beforehand so people have a chance to adjust their driving habits. We’re urging people to be aware of the new speed limits and keep an eye on the signs.”

The speed limit changes were made in response to community concerns about traffic speeds on local roads and to meet best practice safety guidelines.

 

New Speed Limits by Area

Richmond:

  • Lower Queen Street, 50kmh zone extended, part of 70kmh zone lowered to 60kmh, part of 100kmh zone reduced to 80kmh
  • Swamp Rd, 80kmh reduced from 100kmh

Hope/Appleby:

  • Bartlett Rd, 80kmh reduced from 100kmh
  • Cotterell Rd, 80kmh reduced from 100kmh
  • Edens Rd, 80kmh reduced from 100kmh
  • Part of Higgins Rd, 80kmh reduced from 100kmh
  • Pugh Rd, 80kmh reduced from 100kmh
  • Ranzau Rd, 60kmh reduced from70kmh
  • Ranzau Rd West, 80kmh reduced from 100kmh

Tasman/Upper Moutere

  • Cliff Road, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh
  • Dee Rd, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh
  • Kina Beach Rd, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh
  • Kina Peninsula Rd, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh
  • Oceanview Lane, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh
  • School Road, Mahana, 60kmh for the entire length

Golden Bay:

  • Central Takaka Road, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh
  • Part of Collingwood-Puponga Main Road, 50kmh 20 Dec – 31 Jan, 60kmh 1 Feb – 19 Dec
  • Duncan Street, 50kmh 20 Dec – 31 Jan, 60kmh rest of year, reduced from 100kmh
  • Mills Street, 50kmh 20 Dec – 31 Jan, 60kmh rest of year, reduced from 100kmh
  • Pitt Street, 50kmh 20 Dec – 31 Jan, 60kmh 1 Feb – 19 Dec, reduced from 100kmh
  • Rototai Rd, 50kmh Meihana Street to 300m north of Arapeta Pl (reduced from 70kmh), 80kmh 300m north of Arapeta Pl to Abel Tasman Dr, (reduced from 100kmh)
  • Seddon Street, 50kmh 20 Dec – 31 Jan, 60kmh rest of year, reduced from 100kmh
  • Part of Wharariki Road, 50kmh 20 Dec – 31 Jan, 60kmh rest of year, reduced from 100kmh
  • Ward Place, 50kmh 20 Dec – 31 Jan, 60kmh rest of year, reduced from 100kmh

Motueka:

  • High Street South, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh
  • Part of Wildman Road, 60kmh reduced from 70kmh