The State Highway 1 Ōtaki to Levin speed review consultation is open. Submissions close on 15 June 2022. See Ōtaki to Levin speed review | Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for full details.
The proposals suggest a speed limit of 80 Kph all the way from approximately Forest Lakes to the edge of Levin. The article also talks about recently completed and planned safety improvements.
The article says:
In the past 5 years (2017-2021) there have been 15 people have died in crashes on this stretch of road, and a further 44 people who’ve suffered serious injuries.
Even when speed doesn’t cause the crash, it’s what will most likely determine whether someone is killed, injured, or walks away unharmed. Everybody makes mistakes so we need a transport system that is designed so these mistakes don’t cost lives.
That’s why we’re proposing some new speeds for this road. But before we make a decision, we want to hear from you.
Visit the link above to read the complete information and to make a submission on the proposed changes.