The project involved constructing a section of footpath along Mahurangi East Road from Arabella Lane to connect to the existing footpath within the 50km/h speed area to the south.
One of the reasons for considering footpath at this point was to complete the footpath circuit in the northern Snells Beach area. The proposed footpath is located within an 80km/h speed zone at the northern end, with the southern end in a 50km/h zone.
From information supplied, the actual speeds at the northern end of the proposed footpath are around 65km/h in each direction. The approach speed from the north is largely controlled by several curves immediately north of Arabella Lane that have a design speed in the order of 60km/h and existing speed advisory signs of 55km/h.
|Mahurangi East Road forms a strategically important link along the Mahurangi Penninsula
to Snells Beach, Arkles Bay, Martins Bay and Scandrett Regional Park.