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Additional improvements keep drivers safe on Central Otago roads

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

With the busy summer tourist season here Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she welcomed additional improvements to keep drivers safe on Central Otago roads.

“Work on the installation of new rumble strips, reminding drivers not to cross the centre line and to keep left, has been happening recently on State Highway 6 along the Devil’s Staircase into Queenstown.

“This is part of a range of improvements which the Government is undertaking to improve road safety for locals and visiting drivers.

“Just last week an additional investment of $25 million for the Visitor Driver Signature Project (VDSP) was also announced by Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss.

“This extra funding which is focused on saving lives and reducing harm on our roads and is very timely as we head into another busy Central Otago summer, with domestic and international visitor flooding to the area over the coming weeks.

“Work will likely include further installation of rumble strips, improved rest area signage, slow vehicle bays, shoulder widening, and more "keep left" arrows.

“The funding will be split between state highway and local government initiatives, as well as a social marketing programme.”

 

Authorised by Jacqui Dean MP, 127 Thames Street, Oamaru