Consultation to capture community feedback on how we might shape a median barrier option on State Highway 2 (SH2) between Tetley Road and Esdaile Road.
While roundabouts are being designed for SH2 intersections at Rea Road / Tetley Road, and Pahoia Road / Esdaile Road, the feasibility and location of potentially another 3 or 4 roundabouts between these two locations is still being investigated. Roundabouts would provide safe turning locations at breaks within the median barrier.
We use flexible road safety barriers down the middle of a road to prevent head-on collisions or along the edge of the road to stop run-off-road crashes. They save lives.
• Flexible road safety barriers catch vehicles that leave their lane.
• If you hit a flexible barrier, the steel cables flex, slowing down your vehicle and keeping it upright. They absorb the impact so you and the people with you, don’t. They prevent you from being deflected to the other side of the road, potentially hitting another vehicle, or trees, poles or deep ditches on the roadside.
• Flexible road safety barriers are a good fit for our roads. They’re narrow and work best on long, straight sections and gentle curves. Most importantly, they’re the safest barrier if someone does hit them.
• This is a cost-effective infrastructure treatment, and on a normal two lane undivided highway the barrier can reduce the deaths and injuries in crashes by 75 percent.
Consultation will close on Friday 21 May.
Thank you to those have already taken the time to provide feedback. There has been a lot of interest and we look forward to keeping you informed of progress with the median barrier option.
As the scoping options advance into design, more localised consultation will occur, as has been the case along the corridor during the road widening. It is anticipated at least six design workshops will be held, and a possible drop-in session within the Katikati area.
How can I have my say?
If you wish to make a submission on the proposed median barrier you can complete the survey or provide us with your feedback by:
• Contacting us at email@example.com
• Visiting the Waihī to Ōmokoroa web page: www.nzta.govt.nz/w2o