Road shoulder deteriorating after road works.

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Reported in the Road/highway category anonymously at 21:26, Wed 1 May 2013

Sent to Taupo District Council 35 sec later.

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In a past district plan, the road shoulder was intended to be widened to a minimum of 1.5 metres during road works to make it safer for cyclists. Recent road maintenance has had the opposite effect and now the road, as well as having the old pinch points on corners and bridges (sometimes combined) has, in places, a shoulder with fresh loose gravel, rumble strips that have been painted several times next to each other, uneven pavement on what used to be a smooth shoulder and on occasion large blobs of paint forcing cyclists into the traffic stream. The rumble strips are also sometimes painted where they are both not needed (next to a barrier) and where they take up what little shoulder there is which also forces cyclists into the traffic stream. Basically, instead of the road getting safer for cyclists after road works, it's getting worse.

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Thank you for your enquiry. Request 1308561 has been officially lodged and assigned to the relevant staff member at TaupoDC. Future updates to this request will appear on this page.
Request 1308561 updated at TaupoDC.
Request 1308561 closed at TaupoDC. I have emailed this to Richard Cave at Opus, (on Denis Lewis advice), Phoned Kerry and Left message on Answer Machine

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