Road marking delayed

Speed bumps on Melcombe St have now been painted with roadmarkings.
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Speed bumps on Melcombe St were finally painted with roadmarkings on Wednesday, about four weeks later than planned.

The speed bumps and nearby new traffic signals on State Highway 1 are both part of NZTA’s Tinwald Corridor improvements.

The traffic signals were switched on on Monday.

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi earlier told The Ashburton Courier the three new speed bumps on Melcombe St would be painted with roadmarkings on about February 29.

Yesterday an NZTA spokesperson said the speed bumps would be painted that day, and they were sorry the earlier predicted date had not been accurate.

Ashburton motorists reported on social media in February their concerns about the new speed bumps being dangerous as they were hard to see without road markings to highlight them. NZTA responded at the time to say they were ‘‘well delineated’’ with signage.

There were temporary exclamation road signs warning of the speed bumps, alongside permanent 25km/h recommended speed signs.