Ashhurst traffic mitigation
The Ashhurst traffic mitigation project team have been making the most of the wet winter months by doing planning and design work. With warmer weather on the way they are getting started on the next package of construction work in Ashhurst.
Our contractors recently started work on a new footpath along Salisbury Street. This will extend to widen the existing footpath on the eastern side of Salisbury Street in 2020.
In January, work will start in the town centre. The team plan to install a raised intersection and three raised platforms. These will be made from precast ramps and will act like large speed bumps, encouraging drivers to slow down as they travel along Cambridge Avenue. They will make it safer for people to cross the road and encourage drivers to stop for a break and enjoy the Ashhurst town centre.
We are also planning to construct traffic islands along Salisbury Street and narrow the intersections at Bamfield Street, Lincoln Street and Worcester Street in early 2020. These types of changes are known for slowing traffic, minimising noise and reducing crashes as they help create a sense of place.
While this construction work is underway, the project team will keep planning and designing other changes and update everyone as things progress. Check out the latest construction photos and find out more: www.nzta.govt.nz/ashhurst