A guy called Doug Barry-Martin wrote into Neighbourly yesterday with this message and I want to promote it....
This is an idea that has been discussed many times, but this time there is a plan done by an engineer. Just another of those innovative and skilful ideas which would have cost-benefit to Nelson.
When I first heard about the Southern Link proposal I thought "but we already have two arterial routes in Nelson". There is a degree of congestion, as in all cities but is the Southern Link the best option for Nelson? As a qualified Engineering draughtsman one of my subjects in my final year of study was Road and Traffic engineering. Admittedly that was a long time ago – never the less I felt inspired to draw up two alternatives to ease Nelson's congestion.
One is to make the Waimea Rd and Rocks Rd/Tahuna Dr (state Hwy 6) a combined link road with 3 lanes. The 2 inner lanes would 'rotate' anti -clockwise.
The other idea is to widen Waimea Rd to 4 lanes.
Both ideas have the road linking through to a new roundabout at the junction near Anzac park and a widened road alongside Anzac park. Also included is pedestrian flyover walkbriges and other measures such as no right turns and clearways at peak times - all to aid better traffic flow.
I am posting a large pdf of these proposals so you can see my ideas more clearly.
You will need to zoom in quite a lot in adobe acrobat to see all the detail.
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