Have your say on current speed limits for SH2 Wairarapa

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 21, 2020

The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people to have their say on safer speed limits for State Highway 2 between Masterton and Featherston.

Public engagement on speed limits, as well as infrastructure improvements, for SH2 gets under way on Thursday 5 November.

Director of regional relationships Emma Speight says these sessions will give the public a view of the plan to reduce deaths and serious injuries on this section of SH2.

“Speed limits and infrastructure improvements work in tandem to create a safe and efficient network for the many people who use SH2,” Speight says.

“The sessions in Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton are an opportunity for the community to discuss their experiences on the highway with our project team and to give us their feedback and concerns.

“No matter what causes a crash, speed is always a factor in the severity. Ensuring speed limits are safe and appropriate is one of the most effective things we can do to help prevent deaths and serious injuries.”

The NZTA will also be engaging with the community on infrastructure improvements for SH2.

“The roundabouts at Ngaumutawa Road and Norfolk Road intersections, and the improvements to the Wiltons Road intersection, need to be considered as part of the speed review as they will also have a positive effect on safety,” Speight says.

Community drop-in sessions:

  • Thursday 5 November, Featherston Memorial RSA 3pm to 6pm

  • Friday 6 November, Greytown Library 12pm to 4pm

  • Saturday 7 November, Carterton Events Centre 11am to 3pm

  • Sunday 8 November, Solway Primary School Masterton 11am to 4pm

For more information on the drop-in sessions and to leave your feedback on the interactive map head to the SH2 Wairarapa project page: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh2-wairarapa-highway-improvements/