Safety barriers on the Nelson Blaineham Highway.

Parts of the highway between Blaineham and Nelson will be part of a 28 289 million investment in Southern Transport, which could see a slowdown on the infamous Marlborough Road.

Frances Mehr, chairman of the Marlborough Regional Transport Committee, was first presented at an intersection for intermediate barriers.

Frances Mehr, chairman of the Marlborough Regional Transport Committee, was first presented at an intersection for intermediate barriers.
Image: LDR / Chloe Ranford

Waka Kotahi The New Zealand Transport Agency has announced that it will relocate millions of people to Marlborough over the next three years to improve roads, reduce mortality and improve public transport. It’s part of the agency. ڈالر 24.3 billion program for the next three years., Announced on Tuesday.

The median – or safety – barriers were identified as the next major safety project on State Highway 6 between Blaineham and Nelson, with its speed limit reduced from 100 km / h to 60 km / h about a year later. Had arrived

Wire barriers reduce the risk of head-on collisions, which are more likely to be fatal, helping the government reach its goal of zero death on the roads in New Zealand.

Waka Kotahi did not say where the roadblocks would be set up, but funding tables suggest the project will take place before next July and will cost ڈالر 249,700.

Waka Kotahi also decided to review speed limits along the diversion road that separates Blaineham and Sedan when the region’s transport committee complained that the fund was ignored despite years of appeals. Is.

In the last 20 years, there have been 18 fatal accidents on the road separating the two towns, including four deaths last year. Wardman Damien Pollock, sedan men Russ Wallace and Jeffrey Howe, and bullion man Lloyd Sydney died on the streets of Sydney York within a month.

Waka Kotahi called the review an “investment highlight.”

Frances Mehr, head of the Regional Transport Committee, agreed that the section was “calling for a reduction in speed”.

“It’s a bright road that needs to be tackled, not only because of the casualties, but also because it’s clearly a dirtier road as you come out of Blaineham,” he said.

Mehr had earlier said that in a car accident, a section of the road is “more likely” to fall off the weld pass, especially due to the rough turn of the road.

There is no doubt that speed limitation reduces the chances and severity of serious accidents and deaths.

He also supported the Waka Kothi’s decision to install roadblocks on SH6, especially on St. Leonard’s Road, where the first barriers had been erected.

“This stretch of road is going to see more traffic in the years to come …

Waka Kotahi told the Regional Transport Committee last December that SH6 lanes were being inspected, although no funding was available to make the changes.

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett said he welcomes “any spending” in the region, but especially those that have reduced the number of deaths and serious injuries on local roads.

“The Blaine Ham to Sedan project has been on the books at the top of the South for many years and it’s great to see that it’s moving forward, and that really comes out of the speed limit review,” Leggett said. Said

It will also be interesting to see the installation of intermediate barriers used as a solution on State Highway 6. Obviously, it works in other areas and keeps the flow of traffic separate.

Waka Kotahi said the 28 289 million investment was announced Tuesday, with more than 2 212 million going to local roads and state highways for maintenance, and 31 31 million to improve.

Marlborough Roading Investments:

  • Speed ​​review on Seddon from SH1, Blenheim.
  • A quick review of SH63, Renoque to Marvia.
  • Median barriers from SH6, Blaineham to Nelson.
  • Support for wheel trail between Pecton to Kekura.
  • Support for Paktin Ferry Terminal Project, Paktin.
  • Re-railing of the train track between Pecton and Spring Creek.
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