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New bilingual traffic signs

14 Mar 2018

New bilingual traffic signs

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Gisborne District Council is leading the way with bilingual stop-slow signs for traffic management.

Tairawhiti Roads general manager Dave Hadfield says they’ve had nothing but positive feedback.

“Our operational teams are proud to grab the signs and it becomes a bit of a rush to see who gets them first. Others who have seen them while driving say how proud they are to see te reo out there.”

The signs are being used on council roads and state highways by Downer’s teams.

The first signs were rolled out before Christmas with more to follow. There are currently 4 sets, with more to be added for other Council contractors over the coming year.

Other regions are now keen to follow suit.

Tairawhiti Roads is a shared business unit between Gisborne District Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency.