The intersection of Main St (State Highway 1) and Bridge St (Highway 93) has long been a concern for Mataura Community Board members.
The nearby railway crossing further complicates travel through the intersection.
A report outlining changes was tabled by Gore District Council roading manager Murray Hasler at Monday’s board meeting.
In his report, Mr Hasler said KiwiRail staff had advised NZTA they had doubts about the placement in Bridge St of the pedestrian crossing, which gave priority to pedestrians over vehicles.
“KiwiRail is concerned that truck and trailers coming off Main St on to Bridge St could potentially be trapped on the rail crossing if a pedestrian was on the pedestrian crossing.”
NZTA proposed replacing the pedestrian crossing with a courtesy crossing and a median island further away from the railway line.
Mr Hasler said there were many benefits to what was proposed.
Another aspect of the plan was to install traffic lights to help pedestrians cross the intersection.
The changes would also mean trucks travelling in Bridge St could now turn right to travel north on Main St.
At present there is no right turn at the intersection.
After the meeting Mr Hasler said the proposed plan would be considered in the next three-year NZTA funding cycle, which begin in July next year.