What the improvements will mean
The improvements shown in the map below will make it easier and safer for people to get to the shops, local businesses, school and community facilities across the highway and rail line. This will help to strengthen community connections between west and east Tinwald.
The upgrades will make it safer and easier for people to cross the highway between west and east residential areas and to turn right across the main flow of traffic, especially during peak times.
It will also be easier for people to get from west Tinwald to local shops and businesses, instead of travelling to Ashburton in the car.
A key outcome for all New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) funded projects, is for people in growing regions and towns to have more travel choices, so it's much easier and safer to walk, bike or scoot to school for example.
We will be working with Ashburton District Council to ensure local road pavement and footpaths in Tinwald are prepared for the expected changes in traffic and that road markings and signs are added or upgraded accordingly.
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