Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has identified SH24, SH29 and SH29A as roads where safer speed limits can make a big difference in saving lives, and where communities are calling for change.
Between October and November 2021 we engaged with local communities, mana whenua, key stakeholders, councils and road user industry groups about the current speed limits on the following highways:
From 14 November to 12 December 2022, we consulted on proposed changes to speed limits, as part of an Interim State Highway Speed Management Plan. We’re considering feedback from this consultation alongside existing information to finalise the interim plan, and will share an update in early 2023.
We want everyone who uses our roads to get to where they’re going safely. To save lives and prevent serious injuries, we can set safer speed limits.
There’s been a high number of crashes on these roads. Between 2010 and 2019:
Something needs to be done to turn this around.
SH29, SH29A and SH24 speed engagement information sheet [PDF, 1.8 MB]
During October and early November 2021 we asked your thoughts on the current speed limits on SH24 Matamata, SH29 Te Poi to Tauriko and to SH29A Tauriko to Te Maunga. We’ll use the feedback provided to recommend what speed limits are most suitable for these roads and then formally consult with you.
Feedback closed on 3 November 2021. However, you can still view what others had to say on our interactive map.
View online feedback(external link)
More information about speed and the speed review process is available on the Speed management webpage.