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Government considers 110km/h speed limits
By Nicholas Jones • 20/08/2015
Speed limits of 110km/h could be on the way.
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss has revealed the Government is still considering increasing the speed limit on certain roads.
"There are potentially some roads - very high-class, Roads of National Significance - where that is possible," Mr Foss said today.
"We are doing a bit of work in that space at the moment, no final decisions yet.
"Potentially the Transmission Gully, maybe the new Tauranga Motorway, the new road north of Auckland, the Waikato Expressway - that kind of class of road is potentially able to cope with [an increased speed limit]."
Mr Foss made his comments after being asked about an Automobile Association report that found a majority of its members wanted an increase in the open road speed limit on top-rated motorways to 110km/h.
The seven Roads of National Significance include Puhoi to Wellsford, the Waikato Expressway, Tauranga Eastern Corridor, the Wellington Northern Corridor (Levin to Wellington), and Christchurch motorway projects.
Mr Foss's comments came after the Government last year signalled it could increase the speed limit to 110km/h.