New traffic signals will make it easier and safer for people to get to the shops, local businesses, school and community facilities across the highway and rail line and strengthen community connections between east and west Tinwald.
The business case for the Tinwald Corridor Improvements is complete and work on detailed design is about to start.
Waka Kotahi is delivering this project as part of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme, which will provide more travel choices and help people get where they’re going safely.
The upgrade to the SH1/Lagmhor Road/Agnes Street intersection and adjacent streets will make it safer and easier for people in Tinwald to cross between east and west residential areas – in cars, walking or by bike. It will also mean crossing and getting on and off the highway is easier at peak travel times.
Improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians will make it safer and easier for people from west Tinwald to visit local shops and businesses, instead of travelling to Ashburton, as many do now.
The improvements will help ease congestion and highway traffic flow through to Ashburton.
The project design also supports the wider transport network (agriculture, industry, freight and rail requirements), accommodates growth to the south of Tinwald and starts to establish the travel routes and connections which will include Ashburton's second urban bridge in the long-term.
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