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Have your say on the Maungatapu underpass speed limit review

We want to make sure the speed limits in the Maungatapu underpass area, including the Hairini causeway, are safe, consistent and appropriate for everyone.

Tauranga City Council and the NZ Transport Agency have had a chance to see how the new road through the Maungatapu underpass is working and the speed limit now needs to be formalised. The underpass opened on 22 June 2018, and has been operating with a 50km/h speed limit, which is the default for new urban roads. 

We’re proposing 60km/h as the safe and appropriate speed limit through the Maungatapu underpass and along the Hairini causeway. This would mean there is a consistent speed limit of 60km/h from Welcome Bay Road through to Turret Road, including the on-ramps and the off-ramp linking to the SH29A Maungatapu roundabout. 

Proposed changes:

  • Raise the current speed limit through the Maungatapu underpass from 50km/h to 60km/h.
  • Lower the current speed limit along the causeway from 70km/h to 60km/h, including the approaches to and from the SH 29A Maungatapu roundabout.
  • Confirm the speed limit along Welcome Bay Lane at 50km/h.

Map for consultation (445kb pdf) Location descriptions (3.4mb pdf) Why 60k? (328kb pdf)

Feedback closes Sunday, 25 November 2018.

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