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Project to improve road safety in Bromley

Wednesday, December 14, 2022   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: road safety, roadworks, transport, children

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 12th December 2022

A project to improve the safety and accessibility of Bromley’s roads will see upgrades to two key intersections and to school crossings.

The Bromley Traffic Project was allocated one million dollars over three years in Christchurch City Council’s 2022 Annual Plan to help address issues with heavy traffic, speed, and safety for children travelling to and from Bromley School.

Head of Transport Lynette Ellis says the funding will help to get the project underway while other sources of funding are identified.

“The current allocation is sufficient to get this project started on priority areas however we are working to secure other funding sources that will enable us to broaden the scope of works,” Ms Ellis says.

Tt was confirmed on Sunday 11th December that the Bromley Traffic Project had been successful in gaining some additional funding from Waka Kotahi through the Transport Choices programme.

 “Additionally we’re continuing to work with Waka Kotahi to advocate for traffic signals on Dyers Road. This is a measure that would remove the need for heavy traffic to travel from the industrial area through the residential areas of Bromley, which is a key issue for the community.

"Intersection layout and crossing facilities will be upgraded at the McGregors Road/Hay Street/Butterfield Avenue intersection and the Bromley/Keighley’s Road intersection with the initial funding. The crossings near Bromley School will also be improved and additional crossings are a possibility."

Council staff will also investigate a gateway style entrance to the residential area to help slow traffic.
The Safe Speeds Neighbourhood consultation is currently open for feedback until 3rd January 2023 and proposes to reduce speeds in neighbourhood streets - especially those around schools.

 It is hoped minor works will be completed throughout next year and the main intersection works will get underway by the end of next year. Council staff are working closely with the community and any community members wishing to get involved in the project can contact Rory Crawford (Rory.Crawford[at]ccc.govt.nz).