Speed review






Waka Kotahi is reviewing speed limits on State Highway 56 between Palmerston North and O¯ piki, and inviting locals and people who regularly travel this route to have their say by July 11. Guardrails have already been installed and sections of the road widened. Some $150,000 a year is spent on maintenance of the road and it receives regular surface levelling. In the five years between 2017 and 2021, there were more than 100 crashes on this route, and five people were killed. Waka Kotahi has identified this as a road where safer speeds could make a big difference in preventing deaths and serious injuries. Waka Kotahi says feedback will help it decide if a speed limit change is the best thing to do to improve road safety and where new speed limits might begin or end. You can find out more and share your views at nzta. govt.nz/pn2opiki or by emailing sh56@nzta.govt. nz. There will be community drop-in sessions on June 29, 3pm4pm at O¯ piki School, and June 30, 3pm- 6pm at Longburn School.