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SH1 Winchester

Project Introduction

The NZ Transport Agency is seeking public input into proposals to set permanent new speed limits on State Highway 1 in Winchester, South Canterbury.

  • Project type

    Speed review

What we know

We’ve talked to the community, council, local businesses and others about making the highway on the north side of Winchester safer. We’ve heard that speeds in this area feel too high to be safe.

Currently, Winchester has a 50km/h zone through most of the township, but it does not incorporate all of the residential area. There are residential and business driveways as well as an intersection on the northern end of Winchester that are on the section of road with a 100km/h speed limit. The safe and appropriate speed for the northern end of Winchester is 50km/hr.

In the last ten years (2009-2018), there have been 15 crashes in the area.  This has resulted in five people receiving minor injuries.

What we’re proposing

Location Current speed limit Proposed new speed limit
Extend the existing 50km/h speed limit on the north end of Winchester a further 190m. The new 50km/h limit would start 140m north of North Street. 100km/h  50km/h

SH1 Winchester speed review map.

How speed reviews work

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