New speed limits to improve safety on SH22
As part of the proposed safety improvements, and review of speed limits, we engaged with the local community and key stakeholders in 2017 and 2018 to understand people’s views on current and proposed speed limits along this corridor. In October and November 2019, we formally consulted with the public on proposed speed limit changes on State Highway 22 between Drury Interchange and Paerata.
We thank everyone who provided feedback on this speed review. The insights received by partners, stakeholders, the local community and road users offers us valuable information to ensure speeds are safe and appropriate for the state highway and everyone who uses it.
Together with the information gathered through consultation and our technical review process, our decision on the speed limit changes is outlined below. The following speed limits were proposed during consultation and have been set as the new permanent speed limits. The new permanent speed limits will come into effect on 30 June 2020.
SH22 Drury interchange
Reducing the speed to 60km/h for the 70km/h section from the south-western end of the Hingaia Stream Bridge to 100m south of Burberry Road.
SH22 Drury Interchange to Paerata
Reducing the speed to 80km/h for the 100km/h section 100m south of Burberry Road to 430m north of Crown Road.
Reducing the speed to 60km/h for the 70km/h section 430m north of Crown Road to the intersection of SH22/Lough Bourne Drive.
For more information on this please visit our speed review webpage.
Auckland Transport Speed Changes
Auckland Transport is also making changes to speed limits on some local roads in Franklin on 30 June. We are working collaboratively with Auckland Transport to deliver our speed limit changes together. Please visit the Auckland Transport website for more information about speed reviews in Franklin. www.at.govt.nz/speed