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SH5 and SH30 Rotorua urban speed review

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Project introduction

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reviewing speeds on SH5 and SH30 in Rotorua and we want to hear what you think about speeds on these roads.

  • Project type

    Speed review

Project updates

SH5 and SH30 Rotorua urban speed review engagement
Public engagement, (PDF)
SH5 and SH30 Rotorua urban speed review map
Project maps, (PDF)

What we know

  • These roads are used for everything from commuting to freight to tourism. There are a lot of logging trucks on some stretches and an increasing number of people cycling.
  • There is also development planned along these roads, which will make them even busier.
  • We have other projects in the area, including our work on the SH30 Eastern Corridor, and we will continue to keep you updated. We know there are other changes people want to see, like making some busy roads four lanes. Reviewing the speed doesn’t mean we can’t make other changes, but it is one of the best things we can do now to prevent deaths and serious injuries on these roads.
  • Our priority is to make this state highway network safer as soon as possible so that everyone living on, and using it, can get where they are going safely.

Speed limits on SH5 and SH30 are as high as 100km/h but the average speeds are much lower.

Location Current speed limit (km/h) Average speed (km/h)
SH5 – 80m north of Malfroy Road (existing speed limit change point) to 275m south west of the centre of the SH5/SH30 Old Taupō Road/Hemo Road roundabout. 50, 80 46–50
SH5 – 275m south-west of the centre of the SH5/SH30 Old Taupō Road/Hemo Road roundabout (new speed limit change point) to 493m south of Waipa State Mill Road. 80, 100 70–74
SH30 – Centre of the SH5/SH30 Old Taupō Road/Hemo Road roundabout (existing speed limit change point) to 148m north of Alfred Road. 80, 60, 50, 70, 60, 70, 80 54–58
SH30 – 148m north of Alfred Road (new speed limit change point) to 140m north of Rotokawa Road (existing speed limit change point). 80 75–79

Project area

Have your say

We are reviewing speeds on State Highway 5 (SH5) and State Highway 30 (SH30) in Rotorua and we want to hear what you think about speeds on these roads. Do the current speed limits feel safe, or not? What parts of the road do you think are more dangerous than others? Is there anything you think we need to know while we look at the speed limits?

Have your say(external link)

How speed reviews work

More information about speed and the speed review process is available on the Speed Review Programme webpage.

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