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Project Introduction

The NZ Transport Agency is seeking public input into proposals to set permanent new speed limits on SH94 on the eastern entrance to Lumsden.

  • Project type

    Speed review

Speed review update – 31 January 2020

Formal consultation on this proposed speed limit review has now been completed.

To make the most informed decision we can, we are carefully considering the information we received through the submissions from the consultation. We are now in the final stages of analysing these submissions and technical safety data in order to provide the outcome for this speed review.

Changing speed limits is a legal process and there are numerous steps that we need to carefully follow once we have completed our analysis. When we have reached a decision on this speed review we will inform the community and publish further information on our website.

Speed review process

What we know

We’ve talked to the community, council, local businesses and others about improving safety on the SH6 through Luggate. We’ve heard that speeds on this section highway feel too high to be safe.

Vehicles numbers through the town are rising along with its population with several new residential developments. More are planned and will add to Luggate’s growing population. These developments will generate extra pedestrians and cyclists, and more traffic trying to access this busy highway from side roads.

What we’re proposing

Based on what we know, we think the following would be safer speed on this section of road:

Location Current speed limit Proposed speed limit Current mean operating speeds
Reducing the existing speed limit of 70km/h to 50km/h on the SH6 eastern and western approaches into Luggate between the 70km/h and 50km/h signs. 70km/h 50km/h 60-64km/h

How speed reviews work

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