Amendments to speed limit bylaw

The first round of speed limit amendments have been adopted by Waikato District Council under guidance from NZ Transport Agency’s Speed Management Guide.

The 2017 Amendments to the Waikato District Council Speed Limit Bylaw 2011 addresses high risk roads in the northern area of our district.

In the vast majority of cases, speed limits have been reduced on the identified roads, with the exception of roads in the Port Waikato area.

Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Rd from Highway 22 to 1200m east of Maunsell Rd remains with a speed limit of 100kmh.

But this road will be revisited in this year’s round of speed limit amendments due to the fact that Waikato District Council staff and NZ Transport Agency staff maintain that the road remains high risk.

Assessment criteria used to determine roads that fall into the high risk category include: alignment; carriageway width; roadside hazards; land use; traffic volume; crash history and the suitability of the existing speed limit.

A list of roads with speed limit amendments can be found below. The new limits come into force on 2 April 2018.

Pokeno

Balmore Pl from Westmuir Cres (East) to Westmuir Cres (West) – 100kmh to 40kmh

Camburn Ct from Hillpark Drive to the end – 100kmh to 40kmh

Canmore St from Mark Ball Drive to Kilbryde Cres – 100kmh to 40kmh

Crosshill Ct from Kilbryde Cres to the end – 100kmh to 40kmh

Dornal Pl from Glenkirk Cres to the end – 100kmh to 40kmh

Fernan St from Hillpark Drive to Westmuir Cres – 100kmh to 40kmh

Galston Ct from Helenslee Rd to the end – 100kmh to 40kmh

Gateshead Rd from Helenslee Rd to Mark Ball Drive – 100kmh to 40kmh

Glenkirk Cres from Mark Ball Drive to Hillpark Drive – 100kmh to 40kmh

Hillpark Drive from Helenslee Rd to Helenslee Rd (South) – 100kmh to 40kmh

Kilbryde Cres from Mark Ball Drive to Canmore St – 100kmh to 40kmh

Kirklee Ln from Westmuir Cres (East) to Westmuir Cres (West) – 100kmh to 40kmh

Mark Ball Drive from Helenslee Rd to Hill Park Drive – 100kmh to 40kmh

McNeish Pl from Mark Ball Drive to the end – 100kmh to 40kmh

Millbrae Pl from Hillpark Drive to the end – 100kmh to 40kmh

Parkgrove Cres from Hillpark Drive to Millbrae Pl – 100kmh to 40kmh

Pyne Cres from Mark Ball Drive (South) to Mark Ball Drive (North) – 100kmh to 40kmh

Raithburn Terr from Mark Ball Drive to Hillpark Drive – 100kmh to 40kmh

Southbrae Ln from Hillpark Drive to Camburn Ct – 100kmh to 40kmh

Springburn Pl from Hillpark Drive to the end – 100kmh to 40kmh

Westmuir Cres from Hill Park Drive to Westmuir Cres (South) – 100kmh to 40kmh

Helenslee Rd from Pokeno Rd to State Highway 1 – 100kmh to 60kmh

Munro Rd from Pokeno Rd to Helenslee Rd – 100kmh to 60kmh

Avon Rd from State Highway 2 to Fraser Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Baird Rd from Avon Rd to the end - 100kmh to 80kmh

Bluff Rd from Pioneer Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Dean Rd from State Highway 1 to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Fraser Rd from Market St to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Gulland Rd from Avon Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Lower Church Rd from Avon Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Market St from Fraser Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

McGill Rd from Fraser Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

McIntosh Drive from Market St to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Miller Rd from Pioneer Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

O’Leary Rd from State Highway 2 to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Pioneer Rd from State Highway 1 to State Highway 1 – 100kmh to 80kmh

Pokeno Rd from 100m west of Munro Rd to existing 70kmh/100kmh zone – 100kmh to 80kmh

Upper Church Rd from Avon Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Port Waikato/ Te Kohanga

Changes

Port Waikato-Waikaretu Rd from Maunsell Rd to 900m south of Maunsell Rd – 70kmh to 60kmh

Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Rd from Maunsell Rd to 1200m east of Maunsell Rd – 70kmh to 60kmh

No change

Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Rd from Highway 22 to 1200m east of Maunsell Rd – stays at 100kmh

Ashwell Drive from Maunsell Rd to the end – stays at 50kmh

Centreway Rd from Mission Rd to Maunsell Rd – stays at 50kmh

Cordyline Rd from Mission Rd to the end – stays at 50kmh

Maunsell Rd from Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Rd – stays at 50kmh

Mission Rd from Maunsell Rd to Oceanview Rd – stays at 50kmh

Oceanview Rd from Centreway Rd to the end – stays at 50kmh

Stack Rd from Maunsell Rd to the end – stays at 50kmh

Westside Rd from Mission Rd to the end – stays at 50kmh

Te Kauwhata/Hampton Downs/Rangiriri

Glen Murray Rd from Murphy St to 180m south of Horahora Rd – 100kmh to 50kmh

Te Wheoro Rd from Te Wharepu Rd to the end – 100kmh to 50kmh

Hall Rd from State Highway 1 to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Hampton Downs Rd from State Highway 1 to landfill access – 100kmh to 80kmh

Hoheria Rd from Wayside Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Josephine Ln from Wayside Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Rodda Rd from Hall Rd to the end – 100kmh to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Stewart Rd from Hall Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Summertime Lane from Hall Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Te Kauwhata Rd from State Highway 1 to Travers Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Te Kauwhata Rd Extension from Wayside Rd to 320m west of State Highway 1 – 100kmh to 80kmh

Te Wharepu Rd from Te Kauwhata Rd to Murphy St – 100kmh to 80kmh

Wayside Rd from Te Kauwhata Rd to the northern end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Vineyard Rd from Wayside Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Pukekohe South

Bayly Rd from Top Rd to Upper Queen St – 100kmh to 80kmh

Burrow Rd from Attewell Rd to Top Rd – 100kmh to 80km

Hill Top Rd East from Upper Queen St to the end – 100ikmh to 80kmh

Nandina Lane from Ray Wright Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Ray Wright Rd from Upper Queen St to Tuakau Rd - -100kmh to 80kmh

Tuakau Rd from Ray Wright Rd to Buckland Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Upper Queen St from Attewell Rd to Woodlands Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Onewhero

Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Rd from Hall Rd to Kohanga Rd – 70kmh to 50kmh

Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Rd from Highway 22 to existing 50/100kmh zone – 100kmh to 80kmh

Aislabie Rd from Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Te Awa Kite Rd from Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Whangarata

Lawrence Rd from Ridge Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Ridge Rd from Pokeno Rd to Huia Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Pukekawa

Chapman Rd from Highway 22 to Churchill Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Ramsey Rd from Chapman Rd to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Tuakau

George St from Liverpool St to Henderson Ave – 50kmh to 40kmh

Mangatawhiri

Pendergrast Rd from State Highway 2 to the end – 100kmh to 80kmh

Horotiu

Horotiu Bridge Rd from west of Evolution Drive to Washer Rd – 70kmh to 60kmh

Horotiu Bridge Rd from Washer Rd to River Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

Rotokauri

Rotokauri Rd from Exelby Rd to Bagust Rd – 100kmh to 80kmh

What happens next

Another round of speed limit amendments will be assessed this year, with particular focus on the Huntly, Ngaruawahia and Hukanui-Waerenga Wards.

We will be engaging with the community in the coming months to explain the reasoning behind the process and to find out the level of support for changing the speed limit on suggested roads.

Next year speed limits on roads in the Raglan, Newcastle, Tamahere and Eureka Wards will be tackled.

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