Safety barriers down the middle of the road to stop head-on crashes, rumble strips to give drivers a wake-up call, and intersection improvements are among possible changes to a high-risk stretch of State Highway 1 between the Selwyn River and Ashburton in Mid-Canterbury.
People are being encouraged to provide feedback on a proposal to install no stopping lines and bus stops on Queenstown’s Stanley Street (part of State Highway 6A) between Coronation Drive and Shotover Street.
Ahead of the three-day Labour Weekend, the NZ Transport Agency reminds travellers of a useful tool that shows predicted traffic flows at particular times, based on previous years’ travel patterns. It can be found at www.nzta.govt.nz/holidayjourneys
The NZ Transport Agency and KiwiRail want to remind people living, working or travelling in the area between Blenheim and Christchurch that daytime freight trains are now running on the Main North Line.