Pedestrians will have a safer and easier time crossing Powderham St near the New Plymouth courthouse when a new set of traffic lights is switched on this week.
The New Zealand Transport Agency and the New Plymouth District Council have moved the crossing near Robe St to the courthouse and installed lights.
Council Let's Go project manager Carl Whittleston said he expected fewer crashes as the new lights would signal clearly what was happening ahead.
"Pedestrians will also be safer as it is no longer considered best practice to have an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing over two lanes of traffic that are travelling in the same direction."
The lights will be monitored to ensure a balance between pedestrian use and traffic flow.
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