In 2017, we started investigations and engagement with the community, business owners and interested groups about potential short- or medium-term improvements to safety and journey time reliability on the stretch of State Highway 60 that passes through the Motueka town centre.
The proposals focused on the following key areas:
- Make it safer for pedestrians crossing High Street
- Make traffic flow better along High Street
- Make it easier to turn in and out of side roads along High Street
- Improve safety for all road users.
We received more than 250 responses from individuals, stakeholders, organisations and interest groups.
Key findings and further details about the engagement can be found in the engagement report.
SH60 Motueka public engagement summary report [PDF, 3.4 MB]
In late August 2020, we received $6.8 million as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to deliver safety upgrades to Motueka High Street on SH60.
The investment will help upgrade the road with intersection improvements and pedestrian crossing signals.
In November and December 2020, we completed further investigations to refine the safety upgrades. This included surveying the road and digging test pits to understand the ground conditions, and service providers marking underground services with paint on the surface of the road. This work helped inform the designs of the safety improvements for this road.
We are now ready to share the safety improvement designs and start construction on these improvements.
Find out more about the improvements below or download the information sheet.
SH60 Motueka safety improvements information sheet [PDF, 4.7 MB]