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Upper Hutt's roading policy sucks

Filed in: Tetrap.Local.

The River Road runs parallel to the Hutt River and bypasses Upper Hutt; I use it to drive to work every day. About 1/3 of the way up the River Road it crosses the river which requires a bridge (oddly enough). On either side of the bridge there are two fairly sharp bends which require traffic to slow to about 75kph and, as you might expect, there's been more than one accident there.

A couple of months back the city councilTransit NZ resealed one of the corners, and put a couple of "slippery when wet" signs up. So the resealing has acutally made the road surface more dangerous than it was before? WTF? Shouldn't they be trying to improve the road? Where is the logic?!

Posted March 7, 2006 7:39 PM


River Road is a state highway (according to TUMONZ, anyway) and therefore if anyone sucks it's not Upper Hutt; it's Transit New Zealand or whoever it is who acts on their behalf (locally it's a consulting firm).

Posted by: southerndave | March 8, 2006 12:17 AM

Aha, that explains much. Transit NZ have a lot to answer for!

Posted by: Alden Bates | March 8, 2006 8:28 AM Site Map