SH24, SH29, SH29A speed review

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 19, 2021

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reviewing the current speed limits on several sections of state highway in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.

These include SH24, between Matamata and the SH24/SH29 intersection, SH29 from Te Poi in the Waikato, to Tauriko in Tauranga, and SH29A from Tauriko to Te Maunga (Baypark), in Tauranga.

According to Waka Kotahi, the roads have been identified nationally within the top 10% of the roading network that, if speed management was put in place, would get the greatest reduction in deaths and serious injuries.

According to the agency, between 2010 and 2019:

On SH24, between Matamata and the SH24/SH29 Hamilton turn off, four people died and 13 were seriously injured on this road.

On SH29 between Te Poi and Tauranga, 18 people have died and 66 were seriously injured.

On SH29A between Tauriko and Te Maunga (Baypark), six people died and 39 were seriously injured.

Public engagement on the review will run to 5pm on 3 November.