Road speeds lowered

Apr 4th, 2019 | By | Category: Hot Topics, Latest News
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Drivers should be prepared to lower their speed on many Tamahere and Matangi roads from this month as well as elsewhere around the Waikato.

Lower speed numbers will be going up on many speed limit signs around the district progressively over this month.

The new speed limits will come into force once the signage change is completed, estimated to be by late in the month.

The Tamahere roads that have lower speed limits are as follows:

Acacia Grove from Rosebanks Drive to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Alisha Place from Cranmere Drive to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Annebrook Rd from SH1 to Cedar Park Rd – 70kmh to 50kmh

Aspenleigh Drive from Newell Rd to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Bates Rd from Newell Rd to Twin Oaks Drive – 100kmh to 50kmh

Beckside Close from Webster Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Birchwood Lane from Newell Rd to Vintners Lane – 80kmh to 50kmh

Birchwood Lane from Vintners Lane to Devine Rd – 100kmh to 50kmh

Bollard Road from SH1 to Bollard Rd Hammerhead – 100kmh to 50kmh

Bollard Road Hammerhead from start to Sanctuary Lane – 100kmh to 50kmh

Bruntwood Rd from Tauwhare Rd to 150m south of Tauwhare Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Camdon Place from Koppens Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Cedar Park Road from Annebrook Rd to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Cherry Lane from SH1 to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Cranmere Drive from Tauwhare Rd to Alisha Place – 100kmh to 50kmh

Davidson Lane from Newell Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Devine Rd from Sh1 to 220m west of Koppens Rd – 50kmh to 40/50kmh school zone

Devine Rd from 220m west of Koppens Rd to 150m west of Wiremu Tamihana Drive – 100kmh to 50kmh

Devine Rd from 150m west of Wiremu Tamihana Drive to Newell Rd – 80kmh to 50kmh

Green Haven Lane from Redwood Grove to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Greenvale Close from Woodcock Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Hart Rd from Newell Rd to 140m west of Newell Rd – 80kmh to 50kmh

Hart Rd from 140m west of Newell Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Kew Place from Cranmere Drive to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Kirriemuir Close from Birchwood Lane to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Lee Martin Rd from Tauwhare Rd to 150m south of Tauwhare Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Margot Lane from Meadowpark Way to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Meadowgreen Drive from Newell Rd to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Newell Road from the start to 100m south of Aspenleigh Drive – 80kmh to 60kmh

Newell Rd from 100m south of Aspenleigh Drive to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Oaklea Lane from Pickering Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Parklea Drive from Newell Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Platinum Place from Koppens Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Redwood Grove from Newell Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Riverfields Lane from Newell Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Riverglade Drive from Newell Rd to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Rosebanks Drive from Woodcock Rd to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Ryvington Lane from Newell Rd to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Sanctuary Lane from Bollard Rd to end – from 100kmh to 50kmh

Seabrook Lane from Cherry Lane to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Shelby Lane from Windmill Rd to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Stableford Lane from Redwood Grove to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Swallow Lane from Tauwhare Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Tamahere Lane from Devine Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Tanaka Drive from Newell Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Te Awa Lane from Te Awa Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Te Awa Rd from Pencarrow Rd to 290m west of Pencarrow Rd – 100kmh to 50kmh

Twin Oaks Drive from cul de sac west to cul de sac east – 100kmh to 50kmh

Vintners Lane from Birchwood Lane to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Windmill Rd from Woodcock Rd to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Wiremu Tamihana Drive from Devine Rd to Airport Rd – 100kmh to 50kmh

Woodcock Rd from Tauwhare Rd to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

The Matangi speed changes are:

Bilsthorpe Lane from Matangi Rd to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Clover Close from Meadowpark Way to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Dalbeth Place from Matangi Rd to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Fuchsia Lane from Matangi Rd to end – 70kmh to 50kmh

Llennoc Lane from Taplin Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Matangi Rd from district boundary to 400m north-west of Bilsthorpe Lane – 80kmh to 60kmh

Meadowpark Way from Taplin Rd to Clover Close – 80kmh to 50kmh

Olsen Close from Dalbeth Place to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Taplin Rd from Tauwhare Rd to Llennoc Lane – 80kmh to 50kmh

Tauwhare Rd from Woodcock Rd to 600m south of Good St – 100kmh to 80kmh

Webster Rd from Matangi Rd to end – 80kmh to 50kmh

Woodside Rd from 600m north of Matangi Rd to Matangi Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Yumelody Lane from Matangi Rd to end – 100kmh to 50kmh

The changes came after Waikato district councillors’ adopted the latest set of amendments to the Waikato District Council Speed Limit Bylaw 2011.

The council sought feedback in October last year and the majority of submitters supported the proposed lowering of speed limits on roads proposed for a speed limit reduction.

To see a list of roads with lower speed limits district-wide check them out here.

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3 Comments to “Road speeds lowered”

  1. Dani says:

    I believe the speed should also be dropped on sh1 coming into Hamilton to 60 starting from the welcome to hamilton sign rather then the 80 as It would make for those turning into newell road much safer as many do more than 80

  2. Bobbi Newbury-Gay says:

    This is great news.
    Do hope this includes Airport road and particularly Narrows bridge and that is very scary.
    BNG

    • Aksel Bech says:

      Hi BNG

      Sadly not. Airport Road is a state highway (SH21) and as such the speed is set by NZTA, not Council. I have been lobbying them and pointing out the speed is no longer appropriate given increased urbanisation and with 50km/hr roads directly off it without transition….they assure me they are looking at it and are aware of the pressure that will come on to this road after the Expressway is complete (and before Southern Links is built).

      Thanks for your concern.

      Aksel.

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