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New Permanent Speed Limits For SH30 Whakatāne To Rotorua

Waka Kotahi have now announced new permanent speed limits for State Highway 30 Whakatāne to Rotorua, effective next month.

It follows consultation with stakeholders and the public on a proposed speed limit change between January and March last year, after a review of the road found the current speed limit was not safe or appropriate.

New changes include a drop to 80kms/h from 100kms/h between Awakeri and Whakatāne. (From 705m north-east of the SH2/30 Awakeri Junction East to 310m west of the centre of the SH30/Gateway Drive/Phoenix Drive roundabout).

East of Te Teko to Awakeri will also drop to 80kms/h from 100kms/h. (Te Teko East, from 100m north-east of Galatea Road to 185m south-west of SH2/SH30 Awakeri Junction West).

The stretch of road in between Gateway Dr/Pheonix Dr roundabout and the Whakatāne Bridge will be dropping to 60kms/h from 80kms/h. (From 310m west of the centre of SH30/Gateway Drive/Phoenix Drive roundabout to 100m north of northern abutment of the Whakatāne Bridge).

The new speed limits will be effective immediately from August 14th.

Waka Kotahi will install 200 new signs along the nearly 80km stretch of the highway over 2 -3 weeks, weather permitting.

Waka Kotahi note, once the new sign is in place, that is the legal and enforceable speed limit.

Image: New Speed Limits Map.

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