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New footpath to make Valley Road safer

Safety improvements are being made along Valley Road, including a new footpath and cycleway between Shelley Road and Massey Road.

Gisborne District Council is installing a new 1.5-metre wide footpath to make the road safer for pedestrians and cyclists and link to the existing Barkers Hill footpath.

Other improvements include pram crossings at Barkers Hill and Massey Road, new vehicle crossings to some properties, sections of road widening and safety fencing at the Dryden Street stream crossing, as well as drainage improvements.

During construction there will be a single lane closure under stop-go traffic management at times, along with a temporary speed restriction of 30 kmh for the duration of the works.

The work is scheduled for completion by the end of August, but wet weather could delay timeframes.