As part of its annual safety work programme, the NZ Transport Agency’s West Coast contracting teams have been installing more than 500 new roadside arrow signs along the Coast’s state highways ready for the busy summer season ahead.
“The primary reason for these signs is to increase drivers’ awareness of a bend or curve in the road and the need to lower speeds as they are approaching and travelling around corners or curved sections of highway,” says Jim Harland, Transport Agency Southern Regional Director.
The cost of this work, covering around 50 km of highway, is around $147,000.
Five areas of West Coast highway are getting the new gold on black background arrow signs in time for this summer:
Richard Hawes, carpenter for Westreef, installing one of 200 arrow signs on the Coast Road near Punakaiki, SH6.