The first stage of the safety improvements on SH88 will get underway later this year.
Safety barriers, which will help prevent cars ending up in the harbour, will be installed at high risk sites along this route.
The areas were picked following a safety review that found installing barriers at these sites will make the road safer for motorists, without impacting on cyclist safety.
The review found that safety barriers could be installed at these sites before the shared path is built as the design allows the same, or in some cases, more room for cyclists travelling on SH88.
While these barriers will not change the status quo for cyclists they could mean the difference between life and death for people driving on this road. We are finalising the details of this work and will update the community before it starts.
The rest of the safety improvements, which include road markings, signage and the rest of the safety barriers, will be completed alongside the shared path project, which we expect to get underway next year.