Latest on Queens Street upgrade – Late May 29 May 2017

This is the latest on Richmond’s Queen Street upgrade.
Recently Tasman District Council sought feedback on a proposal for a speed limit of 30kms per hour for Queen st and Sundial Square. Once the reinstatement work was complete..
After discussion at a General Meeting of Blind Citizens of New Zealand , Nelson Branch , a majority of members expressed approval and voted in favour of the proposal, which resulted in a submission reflecting this being sent to Tasman District Council..
Following is an extract taken from Tasman District Council’s newsline.
Other points to note are:

This is the latest on Richmond’s Queen Street upgrade.
Recently Tasman District Council sought feedback on a proposal for a speed limit of 30kms per hour for Queen st and Sundial Square. Once the reinstatement work was complete..
After discussion at a General Meeting of Blind Citizens of New Zealand , Nelson Branch , a majority of members expressed approval and voted in favour of the proposal, which resulted in a submission reflecting this being sent to Tasman District Council..
Following is an extract taken from Tasman District Council’s newsline.
Other points to note are:
The bus stop is outside the Warehouse and will remain there until the end of the construction.
Footpaths are open for pedestrians at all times.
Businesses are all open and as you will notice from the Newsline article we are encouraged to support them, through what must be a trying time.
Queen Street now seems to be closed to vehicles from Gladstone Road up to Cambridge Street.
The situation changes regularly, so please do contact Tasman District Council, Customer Services on ,
phone 543 8400
to gain the latest information.
You will find the staff obligingly helpful.

Excerpt from Newsline begins here:

Everyone will have noticed there’s a fair bit of work happening on Queen Street at the moment, but never fear – all your favourite local cafes and shops are open as usual.
Most of Queen Street has vehicle access and parking available, and the footpath is open the entire length of the street for pedestrians.
The Queen Street Upgrade will secure the future of central Richmond’s core infrastructure and provide a vibrant town centre. The end result is going to be great, but in the meantime let’s support our local businesses through the construction period.
Parking
As well as parking on Queen Street itself, there’s also plenty of parking to the rear of Queen Street’s shops. Use the ring road to find a park in the Warring, Papps, Harkness, Petrie, or Richmond Mall/K-Mart car parks. Oxford Mews (off Oxford Street) provides access to rear parking for several stores at the
Gladstone Road end of Queen Street also. Free all-day parking can be found at the Richmond Showground. Some parking is time limited.
For more information visit tasman.govt.nz/queen-street

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