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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Work will begin on Monday 14 August on the second stage of making State Highway 50 Hyderabad Road safer for all road users.

Traffic management will be in place at the intersection with Battery Road as a pedestrian island is built, along with an extension to the footpath and safer crossings for prams and wheelchairs.

Contractors will not need to use full road closures during this period, but there will temporary changes to traffic flow in and out of Battery Road.

While work is carried out on the southern side of Battery Road, traffic will only be able to enter Battery Road, and will be detoured out Lever Street to rejoin SH50.

When work switches to the northern side of Battery Road (the same side as Ahuriri Park), road users will only be able to exit from Battery Road. A detour will be in place via Lever Street.

A temporary speed limit of 30 km/h will apply near the worksite during the hours of 7am and 5pm.

We anticipate the work taking just over three weeks to complete, finishing in early September.

Waka Kotahi Senior Project Manager Jacob Laird says the work will include updated cycle way markings on Battery Road as well.

“The work links up with the first stage of safety improvements in the area completed last year which included the construction of a new shared path.

“This month’s work builds on that first stage, making the intersection safer for all road, and shared path users.”