Horowhenua District Councillor Sam Jennings started this petition to Waka Kotahi / New Zealand Transport Agency
“Waka Kotahi / NZ Transport Agency must urgently review its planned programme of works on SH57 and ensure that it properly engages with the local community, Council and local elected members regarding the project. Waka Kotahi needs to immediately implement better communication and provide more certainty about the impact, timing and phasing of the proposed works, before they begin.
“The proposed closure of the northbound lane of Arapaepae Road for 6 months must be stopped. Residents to the East of Levin and in Ohau need northbound access to Levin and surrounds via Arapaepae Road, even if it involves the use of stop go and reduced speed zones. Local impacts on residents and business, as well as safety concerns about the temporary closure arrangements, must be heard and acted upon.”