SH11 Paihia to Puketona & SH 1 Moerewa to Kawakawa
Safer speeds for your roads - summary of engagement
People in your community have told us that the speed limits on SH11 between Puketona and Paihia and SH1 between Moerewa and Kawakawa feel too high to be safe.
What we heard
In July and August we asked what you thought about both the current speeds and the proposed limits on these two stretches of state highway.
Thank you to the hundreds of Northlanders who gave us their thoughts. Here are the main themes of what you told us:
SH11 Puketona to Paihia:
Lower speeds were justified between Puketona and Haruru.
People supported a lower speed in Haruru and felt this should be extended to include Watea.
People felt Haruru to Paihia should also be included in this speed review as this area is also unsafe.
People felt more signs were needed to remind people of what the speed limit in the area is.
SH1 Moerewa to Kawakawa:
There was support for lower speeds over the three bridges.
The speed between Kawakawa and Waiomio should also be looked at.
Speeding drivers made it unsafe for people walking, especially children in Moerewa.
People were driving too fast for the conditions, and overtaking dangerously.
Click here for the full engagement summary for SH11 Pahihia to Puketona.
Click here for the full engagement summary for SH1 Moerewa to Kawakawa.