Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
Christchurch City Council
Liaise with Transit New Zealand to review the integrated use of Barters Road and Kirk Road level crossings and take such steps as are necessary to encourage long vehicles to use Barters Road level crossing and to prohibit any uncontrolled crossing of Kirk Road level crossing by vehicles exceeding 11 m in length.
Reply Text
The following immediate improvements are proposed at the Kirk Road rail crossing:
• A ban of vehicles exceeding 9 m in length from travelling on Kirk Road between Waterloo Road and the Main South Road.
• Additional sign posting to encourage long vehicles on Pound Road to use Barters Road.
• The marking of a cross-hatched clear zone at the Kirk Road rail crossing.

Longer term measures will include; the relocation of the bypass route from Pound Road to the State Highway network and an investigation into improvements or changes to the junctions with the State Highways and the road-rail crossing in this locality. This study would be jointly funded by Transit New Zealand and the City Council.
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