Wairakei/Grahams safety improvements approved

Safety improvements at the Wairakei/Grahams Road intersection have been approved by the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, following consultation earlier this year. Feedback on the proposed design was ‘generally supportive’ with a number of suggestions and concerns also fed back to Council, and some changes made to the design as a result. The board has requested that staff review the operation of the intersection in six months’ time “as to whether right turn arrows or any other safety enhancements would further improve the safety and efficiency” of the intersection. The cycle lanes that are included in the design require the approval of the full Council, and are on the agenda of tomorrow’s Council meeting.