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Work starts on Tītīrangi one-way traffic system

11 May 2020

Work starts on Tītīrangi one-way traffic system

Council is thrilled to be supporting local people back into work so early after the Covid-19 shut down by beginning works on a one-way traffic system on Tītīrangi maunga.

The first phase of work to implement a turnaround area at the base of the maunga on Queens Drive begins. Contractors Site Worx Civil will complete the work at a cost of $98,519 and it will include a 8.5m radius turning circle,a painted pedestrian crossing leading to new footpath and widening of existing footpaths on either side of Queens Drive

The one-way system will be implemented over 2 years and will introduce a 30km speed limit.

Mayor Rehette Stoltz believes injecting money into our local economy is the best way we can support the recovery of our region. The project is co-funded by NZ Land Transport Fund and Council.

Council has worked alongside Ngāti Oneone and engineers WSP-Opus to determine the safest options for manuhiri and hau kāenga access to Te Poho-o-Rāwiri Marae and vehicle and pedestrian access to Tītīrangi Domain.

Chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann said the first phase of works signals a larger shared-vision with Ngāti Oneone for Tītīrangi maunga.

“We have a fantastic programme of works for the maunga that we are able to continue on with now,” she said.

“These activities align to the Tītīrangi Summit Redevelopment project which will create a multi-use facility on the summit, tourism opportunities and a place to educate everyone about the matauranga Māori of the area.”