Speed Limit Changes for Local Roads
The roads where speed limits will be changed from 1 April 2021 are based on those identified by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as being in the top 10% that would benefit from speed management.
Others were identified through the submissions process or where there has been a change of land use and an expansion of land development.
This is an interim measure until new legislation expected later this year comes in that will allow a regionwide approach to review speed limits to take place. The Land Transport (NZTA) Legislation Amendment Bill, which is currently going through Parliament, includes aspects of speed management.
As a result of the Marlborough District Council Speed Bylaw 2020 review, the following speed limit changes will take effect from 1 April 2021:
|Road||Current speed||New speed restriction||Location/description|
|Seymour Street||50||30||Alfred Street - Scott Street|
|Alfred Street||50||30||SH1 - Seymour Street|
|Hutcheson Street||50||30||Alfred Street to the Taylor River Bridge|
|Beaver Road||50||30||Full length|
|Battys Road||80||50||Move posted 50kph to 260m south of David Street bridge over Yelverton Stream|
|David Street||70||50||Full length|
|Alabama Road||70/80||60||SH1 - 520m east of Redwood Street|
|School Road||70||40||Full length|
|Dry Hills Lane||80||60||From Alabama Road south for 475m|
|Dry Hills Lane||80||50||From 475m south of Alabama Road|
|Dry Hills Rise||80||50||Full length|
|Old Renwick Road||100||80||SH6 to 100m west of Hammerichs Road|
|Old Renwick Road||70||50||100m west of Hammerichs road to Waipuna Street|
|Blicks Lane||70||50||Full length|
|Rene Street||70||50||Full length|
|Thomson Ford Road||70||50||60m north of Old Renwick Road|
|Rose Manor Drive||100||50||Full length|
|Rembrandt Drive||100||50||Full length|
|Spencer Place||100||50||Full length|
|Hunter Road||80||60||SH1 - 500m east of SH1|
|Blind Creek Road||80||60||500m east of Hunter Road intersection|
|Campbells Road||100||40||Full length|
|Cotterill Street||100||40||Full length|
|London Quay||50||30||Full length|
|High Street||50||30||London Quay - Waikawa Road|
|Wellington Street||50||30||London Quay - Waikawa Road|
|Endeavour Lane||50||30||Full length|
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Speed Limit Change FAQs
This page contains answers to some of the commonly asked questions relating to the speed limit changes.