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Ashhurst Roundabout

Project introduction

The NZ Transport Agency, with input from the local community, has developed a package of mitigation measures to promote noise reduction and safety in Ashhurst.

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There is a lot more traffic travelling through Ashhurst since the State Highway 3 Manawatū Gorge route closed.

We are making changes to improve safety and help reduce noise in the town until Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway opens.

The changes have been developed in partnership with Palmerston North City Council and local residents. You can view the draft designs on the Publications page.

View draft designs (click on ‘Project maps’ filter).

There are several packages of work. So far, we have finished work on five:

  • Mulgrave Street closure
  • Wyndham Street upgrade
  • The Terrace closure
  • Threshold signs (Saddle Road)
  • Roundabout improvements.

What’s next?

We have been busy designing over the wet winter months. Now summer is coming we’ll be working on the town centre, around Salisbury Street and the nearby local roads.

While this work is underway, we’ll keep planning and designing other changes including the Hillary Crescent intersection improvements, SH3 Napier Road and York Street improvements, traffic lights, Cambridge Avenue resurfacing and other improvements. We’ll update you as things progress.

We’re focused on calming traffic, reducing noise and improving safety.