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Safety Improvements

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Safety Improvements:

A safety review was carried out by Stantec road safety specialists, who carried out various assessments and collated improvement actions to be implemented within the programme. Some of these actions are being incorporated into existing scope (e.g new road barriers installed with new retaining wall constructions and signage on area wide pavement improvements).  

The scope and timing of these activities is not currently confirmed and additional funding may need to be sought to complete everything. All physical works will need to be completed by June 2022. 

Improvement opportunities were identified as follows: 

  • Delineation: increase night-time visibility of road delineations 
  • Signage: improved warning and advisory signage along the route  
  • Raised Reflective markers: additional markers to complete the full route 
  • Pavement Marking: increase in full lane markings throughout the route 
  • Bridge signage: Bridge end markers and one lane signage installation 
  • Road barriers: upgrade and installation of new side barrier protection on bridges, retaining walls and other sites  
  • Vegetation: removal of at risk vegetation above the road and vegetation obscuring visibility to road users. 

Two sites associated with the site of the world’s longest place name have been identified for safety improvements. These include safe turning and parking for visitors to the roadside viewing of the placename and the entrance at Mangamaire Bridge to the private farm with tourism operation.  These are not currently programmed. 

27 September 2021

Over the weekend Downer, as part of the Porangahau and Wimbledon Roads Safety Improvement Project, undertook line marking works on Wimbledon Road overnight on Saturday, 25 September 2021 between 10 pm and 5 am. These works are part of the wider improvement works planned along Porangahau and Wimbledon Roads

Safety Improvements

Update 23 August 2021

Work commences next week by Downer (dependent on Covid Levels) to undertake safety improvements across the entire route, their work will focus on line marking, demarcation, signs and many other smaller improvements across the route, to be informed through further community engagement, starting with a drop in session in Porangahau which will be rescheduled according to Covid Level limitations.

Interactive map available here

PWPGF Safety Impr Map


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