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5 June 2018
Consultation has opened around proposals to improve safety on Hamilton’s roads through a lower speed limit on Gordonton Rd, and a quicker way to make speed limit changes.
A reduction in the speed limit from 80km/h to 60km/h on Gordonton Rd between Wairere Dr and 260m north of Thomas Rd is proposed both to improve safety and reduce risk for road users.
The speed limit reduction would support traffic lights on the corner of Thomas Rd/Gordonton Rd, planned for installation by the end of 2018. A variable 60km/h speed limit has been in place at the intersection since late 2017, triggered when vehicles turn in or out of Thomas Rd.
Also proposed is a quicker and more cost-effective way to set speed limits in Hamilton, through Council resolution rather than through the current Bylaw review process. Community consultation would still be undertaken, however the change would allow the Council to respond more quickly to speed limit changes in support of road safety.
Feedback can be given from 5 June to 5 July 2018 online at www.hamilton.govt.nz/haveyoursay or via feedback forms at all Hamilton City Council libraries and the ground floor reception of Council’s building in Garden Place.