Nelson Street Now One-Way

Nelson Street Now One-Way

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Temporary road markings and signage have now been put in place on the northern end of Nelson Street, Hawera, making it a one-way street.

South Taranaki District Council (STDC) roading manager Vincent Lim, says Nelson Street (between Victoria and Union Streets) has been made one-way as part of the Hawera town centre redevelopment.

“This will provide for more parking for the new supermarket development and surrounding businesses and parking time limits have also been extended from 60 to 120 minutes. The new layout should also reduce speed and increase pedestrian safety and provide a “seamless look” between the supermarket carpark and the surrounding area,” he says.

Mr Lim emphasises the need for drivers to be cautious as the layout is presently just temporary and people will not be used to one-way streets in Hawera.

“We have only erected temporary road markings and signage while the supermarket is being built, but once it is complete will work with the developers to permanently reconfigure the parts of Nelson and Union Streets which will border it,” he says.