Council seeking feedback on proposed road changes

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Feedback is being sought by Hamilton City Council on proposed changes to improve safety on several Hamilton streets.

The changes include proposals for variable or permanent speed limits of 40km/h outside some schools.

Hamilton City Council’s Transport Manager Jason Harrison says the Council is seeking feedback on proposed changes in several streets to better understand what the local community thinks about their local roading network.

“As part of our on-going commitment to our residents the Council is always working to better understand road risk and how we can improve the roading network in our city.

“We have identified some changes we can make on our roads that will better reflect this changing environment and we’d like people to give their views, “says Mr Harrison.

Residents have until 9 June to submit their feedback. A Statement of Proposal will be presented to the Hamilton City Council Growth and Infrastructure Committee on 1 August.

Residents can submit their views by visiting www.hamilton.govt.nz/RoadRisk or email roads@hcc.govt.nz.

Summary of the road changes:

Site 1: Kimbrae Dr – outside Rototuna Junior and Senior High Schools - Proposed 40km/h variable speed limit outside the schools to be operated at the start and end of the school day.

Site 2: North City Road & Borman Rd - Change temporary 50km/h to a permanent 50km/h for the section of North City Rd between Borman Rd to just north of Bourn Brook Ave. Extend the current 40km/h variable speed limit area to North City Rd to include area outside Hamilton Christian School and further along the eastern end of Borman Rd.

Site 3: Borman Rd and Hare Puke Dr - Proposed 40km/h variable speed limit outside the site of future Sylvester School

Site 4: Endeavour Ave - Proposed permanent 40km/h speed limit outside Endeavour School.

Site 5: Te Kowhai Rd East - Proposed 50km/h speed limit to have one consistent speed limit along Te Kowhai Rd East.

Site 6: Rotokauri Rd - Proposed speed limit changes to incorporate future roundabout and for future roads.

Site 7: Knox St - Change speed limit to 30km/h to support future angle parking construction.

Site 8: Wairere Dr - Moving the start of the 80km/h north of the Ruakura Rd intersection to be level with the new signage north of the Mitre 10 “on ramp”.

Site 9: Masters Ave - Proposed to provide authority to Hillcrest High School to control existing 40km/h variable speed limit which will extend hours of operation.

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