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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Motueka residents will spot night-time activity and Stop/Go traffic management around High St intersections from the end of this weekend.

As well as Monday to Friday daytime work, three weeks of work will be underway from 6 pm to 4 am the next day, excluding Friday and Saturday nights, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

The work is part of a major safety upgrade of SH60/High St started this week. Traffic lights and pedestrian lights at intersections in High St are being installed to help people get across the road safely and access side streets easily.

Background SH60 Motueka safety improvements project, funded through the Government’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund for shovel-ready work 

Sunday, 8 August – Thursday, 12 August: 6pm – 4am the next morning

Crews will be working at the Pah/Greenwood/High Street intersection.

Sunday, 15 August – Thursday, 19 August and Sunday, 22 August – Thursday, 26 August: 6pm – 4am the next morning

Crews will be working at the Tudor/High Street intersection and by the existing zebra/pedestrian crossing on High Street, north of Wallace Street.

What you will notice

  • Parts of High Street will be down to one lane, with Stop/Go traffic management in place. There may be delays of up to five minutes. A temporary speed limit of 30km/h will also be in place. 
  • There will be some noise from the diggers, compactors and Hydrovac truck (contains a water blaster unit).
  • Emergency services will be able to use the road at all times.

“This work is being done at nights, outside Friday and Saturday nights, to minimise disruption for most daytime road users and to ensure safety for road users, residents and businesses on High Street,” says Andrew James, System Manager Top of the South for Waka Kotahi.

“The aim is to get the project completed ahead of the busy summer season.”

“We know there will be some inconvenience and we appreciate people’s patience making High St a safer place for everyone,” he says.

More information

If you need further information or would like to contact someone about the night works, please email SH60Motueka@nzta.govt.nz or call Hamish Lewis 027 456 7654, or visit the project information site at 175 High Street.

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