When Councillor Aksel Bech went looking for some answers to traffic concerns at the junction of Matangi Road, SH26 and Silverdale Road he came across a proposal for NZTA to fund a new configuration that will improve the lives of those heading to Hamilton along Matangi Road.
What do you think?
The Council Report that explains the options is on pages 297 to 306 https://www.hamilton.govt.nz/AgendasAndMinutes/Infrastructure%20Operations%20Open%20Agenda%20-%2027%20April%202021.pdf
We will send all comments received before 9 a.m. on Monday 17 to Hamilton City Council that day.
Aksel’s Facebook post said:
“Hi All -just a further update on the issue of safety (or rather lack of) at the intersection of Morrinsville Road and Matangi Road. It is not an intersection controlled by Waikato District Council so I had to make presentations on behalf of our local community to Hamilton City Council (to their LTP consultation), Waikato Regional Council (to their Regional Transport Plan) and by meeting to NZTA.
I am pleased to say the timing was good; HCC and NZTA are in discussions about the revocation of this piece of road -i.e. NZTA handing it over to HCC to control from here on. What is now proposed is captured below -a significant improvement on what is there now. It was a good opportunity to add our voice to this process.
I have made further representation on improved pedestrian and cyclist across from Matangi to Silverdale roads -but other than that, the proposed design is a really good first step; Cr Sarah Thomson is championing this mode-shift and is doing a really good job for us too. Feel free to contact HCC to support or with further ideas if you wish; HCC notes in their Infrastructure report on 27 April 2021 that there has been very little public engagement from the public to date on this intersection -I suggest any one who feels strongly changes that and make contact with HCC! “