Posted by Murray Grainger
SH2 Katikati to Tauranga public consultation
There’s been a high number of crashes on State Highway 2 (SH2) between Katikati and Tauranga. We want to make sure that speeds are safe and right for this road.
In the 10 years from 2009 to 2018, 27 people lost their lives and 77 were seriously injured in crashes on this section of SH2, causing immeasurable grief and suffering for families and communities.
We are proposing to:
Lower the open road speed limit between Katikati and Bethlehem from the current mix of 100/90km/h to 80km/h.
Lower the Pahoia School variable speed zone from 70km/h to 60km/h.
Lower the speed limit through the Te Puna township from 80km/h to 60km/h.
Extend the 50km/h speed limit at Bethlehem to be 135m west of Te Puna Station Road.
There are more vehicles using this section of SH2 and it’s catering to a wide range of competing travel needs.
Our priority is to make this a safer stretch of road as soon as possible so that everyone using this route can get where they are going safely and reliably. To do that we need to set permanent safe speed limits.
Before we make a decision, we want to hear from you.
How to have your say
If you wish to make a submission on the proposed changes you can use our online form, or you can download a printable consultation form and send it to us. All the consultation information is available online at: nzta.govt.nz/bop-speed-reviews
The SH2 speed limit consultation period opens on Monday, 21 October and feedback is due by 5pm, Monday 18 November.
Contact person: Murray Grainger