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Proposed permanent closure - SH8 Clyde-Alexandra Road / Mutton Town Road Intersection

Submissions for this consultation have now closed. 

Road safety is a high priority for the government and a major focus for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Everyone should be able to get to where they’re going safely – whether they’re driving, walking, cycling, or riding a motor bike. New Zealand’s Road to Zero strategy sets us on a path to achieve Vision Zero, an Aotearoa New Zealand where no one is killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Safety is the main driver of this proposal to permanently close this intersection. There’s been one fatal and two non-injury crashes at this intersection in the last 5 years. This proposal is also in response to work by both the Central Otago District Council and Waka Kotahi on Clyde Plan Change 15. Safety deficiencies make this intersection unsuitable to manage anticipated traffic increases from land development changes agreed to in this plan change.

Find out more at www.codc.govt.nz/publications/plans/district-plan(external link) under plan changes.

two roads intersect with car driving past

A west bound vehicle at the Clyde-Alexandra Road Mutton Town Road Intersection.

intersection of two roads, one with stop sign, a red car approaches

Mutton Road looking toward where it joins the busy Clyde-Alexandra highway.

diagram map showing close intersection to State Highway 8

The high cost of upgrading the SH8 Clyde-Alexandra Road/Mutton Town Road intersection isn’t justified, with a safer alternative available a short distance away at the SH8 Clyde-Alexandra Road/Sunderland Street Intersection. Safety improvements are planned to this intersection to cater for higher traffic volumes resulting from Clyde Plan Change 15.

The permanent closure of the SH8 Clyde-Alexandra Road and Mutton Town Intersection is the preferred option of Waka Kotahi. However, this consultation is an opportunity for us to see what the community thinks of this proposal. All submissions will be carefully considered before a final decision is made on permanently closing this intersection, or whether other options need to be considered.

Feedback on this proposal can be made in writing to:

Senior Safety Engineer
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
PO Box 5245
Dunedin 9058

Or emailed to muttontown@nzta.govt.nz by Friday 1 July 2022.

See also related media release posted 25 May 2022