Proposal status: Feedback closed 22 May 2020, last updated 04 April 2021.
Reference number: MIP1920-017
Following community feedback received in May 2020, and a delay due to the funding impacts of COVID-19, we are now moving ahead to begin works to improve the safety of the intersection of Donald Bruce Road, Alison Road, and Causeway Road. These works respond to concerns from the community about safety and the lack of crossing facilities at this busy intersection and roundabout.
The works involve installing raised zebra crossings, raised speed tables, new lighting and pedestrian footpaths and crossing points. The changes aim to improve access, encourage lower speeds and improve safety for all people using the intersection, including the many school children and families using these crossings. The project’s design does not preclude the addition of cycling facilities in future.
Auckland Transport want to make our roads safe for everyone. Projects like this are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).
This project is supported by the regional fuel tax fund and is part of the Waiheke 10-Year Transport Plan.
Works being undertaken in your area
We will make the following improvements:
- Install Swedish style raised tables, which are speed bumps that are flat and wide with gradual slopes at one end. This makes it more comfortable for larger vehicles and buses.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all at times) to prevent parked cars blocking the flow of traffic through the intersection.
- Install raised zebra crossings at the busy crossing points on Donald Bruce Road and Alison Road.
- Install new footpaths, and new raised platform pedestrian island crossing points.
What happens next
Works will begin Monday 11 April and will run daily from 7am to 3pm, for around 16 weeks, COVID-19 delays permitting.
To expedite work, the traffic approaches to the roundabout on all three roads will be controlled by stop/go during project work hours and controlled by traffic lights outside of the project working hours. There will be temporary lane closures on each of Donald Bruce and Alison Roads and The Causeway as the project progresses through its three phases of works.
Drivers who live on or use Wilma Road near the roundabout will be able to both enter and exit Wilma Road during all stages of the project.
If you’re planning to drive through Surfdale or to or from Kennedy Point Ferry Terminal, please allow extra time as your journey will take longer than usual.
Community feedback – May 2020
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Suggestion for an additional zebra crossing on Causeway Road to allow pedestrians and people on bikes to cross safely.
This was considered but not progressed due to insufficient crossing demand. The proposed crossings will allow for safe crossing where there is pedestrian demand.
- Request for a 'no turning' sign on the path leading down to Waiheke Kindergarten.
The driveway is a private access. AT does not have any control over the times vehicles can access a private property.
- Request for 30-minute parking restrictions along Donald Bruce Road.
This has been passed onto our Parking Design Team for consideration as a separate project.
- Concern the give way line will cause issues with access to property.
We have altered the give-way line so that it does not conflict with the driveway.