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Ashhurst locals invited to hear about work to manage traffic


The NZ Transport Agency is inviting members of the public to a drop-in session this Thursday to hear about plans to deal with increased traffic in Ashhurst.

Portfolio Manager Sarah Downs says the Ashhurst community has experienced a significant increase in traffic following the closure of State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge in 2017.

“We know the additional traffic is having an impact on residents’ day-to-day lives and we’re committed to doing what we can to help minimise the impact as much as possible,” Ms Downs says.

“The drop-in session is an opportunity for the community to hear about the work we’re doing and to ask questions or provide feedback.

“Locals know the impacts of the increased traffic on their community better than anyone, so we’re encouraging them all to come along.”

The Transport Agency will also provide a programme for the next stage of works so the community is up to date with the work that is happening and when.

The drop-in session will be held at the Ashhurst Village Valley Centre from 4pm to 7pm on 28 March 2019.

Anyone who can’t make this session, but would like to ask questions or provide feedback, can email

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