What we are proposing
We are proposing a speed limit of 80km/h, starting 100m southwest of Paines Ford bridge and ending 270m south of Motupipi Street.
Paines Ford is a popular recreation spot with people parking near the road, and regular pedestrian and cyclist activity to and from Tākaka. Nearby is the Golden Bay Community Health Centre and intersections between SH60 and Central Tākaka and Dodson Roads. The section of SH60 through Paines Ford has a temporary speed limit of 80 km/h in December and January.
We will be consulting on speed limits for Upper Tākaka, and between Upper Tākaka and Paines Ford, once we have spoken to the community about speeds and safety on remaining sections of State Highway 60, and once the Tākaka Hill repair works are complete.