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Project introduction

We want to make your roads safer for everyone who uses them. On some roads we’re doing this with safety improvements like rumble strips, but on SH10, the best thing we can do to prevent people from dying or being seriously injured is reduce speed limits so they are safe and right for the road.

  • Project type

    Speed review

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What we know

You’ve told us speed limits on SH10 between Awanui to Taipa feel too high to be safe.

The village of Kareponia is especially risky due to children from the Kōhanga Reo crossing and school buses turning.

From 2009 to 2018, there were 151 crashes. Three people died and 12 were seriously injured.

What we’re proposing

Based on what we know, we think 80km/h would be a safer speed on SH10 between Awanui and Taipa.

Community engagement

During July 2019, we asked the public for feedback on what is important to the community when reviewing the speed limit.

We’ll use the feedback provided to recommend what speed limits are best for these roads and then formally consult with the public.

Feedback has now closed. However you can see what others have to say on our interactive online map.

View online feedback(external link)

How speed reviews work

More information about speed and the speed review process is available on the Speed Review Programme webpage.


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