Hamilton's busy Bader Street and Normandy Avenue State Highway 3 intersection will take a step toward becoming safer when new traffic signals are activated at 11am tomorrow.
"On average there has been one crash a month at this intersection," says NZ Transport Agency regional state highways manager Kaye Clark. "These crashes were mostly associated with vehicles exiting Bader Street and turning right into Normandy Avenue."
The $1.5 million of improvements which began in July, will improve safety for motorists turning out of Bader Street onto Normandy Avenue and for cyclists and pedestrians travelling between Bader and Lorne Streets, many of whom are children that walk and cycle near these busy roads everyday, Mrs Clark says.
The comprehensive upgrade includes:
Mrs Clark says in addition to providing easier access for motorists to Melville Park and Bader Street shops, the upgrade has also been designed to accommodate increased traffic flows predicted to be generated through future residential developments in the Peacockes area of the city.