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A dangerous 20-kilometre-stretch of the road likely won't be getting any slower.
50 people have died between Western Hutt Rd and Kaitoke since 1987.
The Transport Agency has been looking at how to eliminate fatal crashes and found lowering the speed limit would help, and made a submission.
But the council has said no to lowering the speed limit
Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy says that will be a cheap, quick fix and longer-term improvements are needed, like physical changes to the road.
He spoke to Nick Mills on Wellington Mornings.