Community Board Wants Crash Barrier

February 28, 2019


The Paekakariki Community Board is urging for a crash barrier to be installed at what they call the notorious corner north of Paekakariki Hill.


Board Deputy Chair Holly Ewens told Beach FM that the Board and residents have been pushing for a barrier for years but have got nowhere with the New Zealand Transport Agency.


On Saturday, a northbound car failed to take the right-hand bend and hit a power pole, leaving the vehicle extensively damaged and the driver suffering injuries.


Mrs Ewens says if the car didn’t hit the power pole, it would have crashed into the collection of houses on that corner.

She says there are a lot of children who walk to and from school along that road.


Mrs Ewens says she doesn’t want a death or injury of a child to happen before action is taken.  


The plan for a barrier is in the revocation documents after the completion of Transmission Gully.


However, Mrs Ewens says that something needs to happen immediately, even if it’s temporary.

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