New Plymouth Transport Strategy
TDG was New Plymouth District Council’s and NZTA’s appointed consultant for the recent New Plymouth Transport Study. The purpose of the study was to develop a long-term strategy for upgrading the district’s road network to cater for future traffic volumes and to develop a traffic plan for managing the existing road network.
The project took account of the key objectives of sustainability, support for economic development, integration with land use, safety and security of the transport system, and required comprehensive consultation with key stakeholders, including the Port, road transport forum, schools and businesses.
Issues addressed by the study included definition of the roading hierarchy, road widening designations and intersection improvements, strategic considerations for the SH44 link to Port Taranaki, options for a second bridge crossing of the Waiwhakaiho River, and scheme improvements for the critical SH3 East corridor. The need for traffic management improvements within the Central City area was also included.