The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) has taken on feedback received from motorists and will investigate the options and suitability for having a permanent round-about at the Glover/Turuturu Road (Hawera) intersection.
Group Manager of Community and Infrastructure Services, Fiona Greenhill says the works undertaken by NZTA at the Waihi/Glover Road round-about have been completed which means the temporary round-about used to divert traffic at the Glover/Turuturu Road intersection has to be removed.
“While the temporary round-about did a good job, it was only ever a temporary structure and larger trucks and heavy vehicles did not find it so easy to negotiate. However we got a lot of feedback from motorists that they really liked the round-about at the intersection in terms of traffic flow,” says Ms Greenhill.
“Based on that feedback we’ve decided to investigate options for having a permanent round-about at that location. But whatever we decide, it needs to be safe, fit for purpose and affordable – so it’s important that we consider all our options carefully before making any final decision.”
Ms Greenhill hopes to have options for the Council to consider in February for inclusion in the next Long Term Plan.