MEDIA RELEASE: Safer welcome sign for Featherston

13 March 2020

If you see the ‘Welcome to Featherston’ roadside signs being taken down next week, there’s a good reason for it. Beautiful as they are, the current stone-based signs as you enter the town are not best practice for road signs next to a state highway.

Chief Executive Harry Wilson explains that safety is the Council’s main concern.

“The signs are too close to the state highway and are of non-frangible construction. They will be replaced with new signs that will be more forgiving if hit by a car at a hundred kilometres per hour as well as moved further back from the road.”

The exact details of the new signs are still to be worked out. The priority, for now, is to remove the current safety risk.

The Featherston Community Board will work with the community on the design of new signs.  

ENDS

Media contact

Amy Wharram
Communications Manager
027 252 2863

South Wairarapa District Council