13 Nov 2014

Work to start on Waitomo intersection

12:30 pm on 13 November 2014

Work to change a dangerous intersection that is the gateway to the world-famous Waitomo Caves is to start next year.

The T intersection, where State Highway 3 and State Highway 37 meet in the King Country, would be changed to round-about.

A Canadian woman and an American man were killed in two separate crashes at the site in 2012.

A temporary 70 kilometre speed limit was introduced after the deaths.

Transport Agency principal safety engineer Michelle Te Wharau said a roundabout was a more forgiving intersection if people made mistakes.

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