Proposal status: closed 11 February 2019, updated 3 October 2019
Reference number: RTV-176
We're making changes in your area
In January 2019, we proposed signalising the intersection of Jellicoe Road, Mountain Road, and Pleasant View Road, in Panmure. The changes include:
- installation of light-controlled pedestrian crossings
- addition of advanced stop boxes for people on bikes
- changes to kerb lines and removal of 2 tree pits as indicated in the drawing
- extension of broken yellow lines including parking removal
- changes to lighting, road markings, and signage.
Why the changes are needed
The changes are to improve safety at this intersection for all road users and would accommodate for additional demand resulting from changes to the Panmure Roundabout and construction of the Eastern Busway.
Crossings and new advanced stop boxes would also improve connections for people walking and riding bikes near Panmure Town Centre.
Auckland Transport has previously engaged extensively with the local community around proposed changes at the current Panmure Roundabout.
The proposed changes will proceed to the next stage of detailed planning before being constructed. Thank you to everyone who responded to our proposal and gave us the chance to better understand your community and concerns. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.
- Request for CCTV cameras at the intersection to better monitor driver behaviour. Thank you for your feedback. CCTV cameras will be installed at this intersection as part of this project.
- Request for median barriers at the intersection to prevent drivers from making dangerous right turns. Making turns that are prohibited is considered a traffic offense. Auckland Transport and NZ Police will monitor the operation of this intersection. The proposed changes however, will allow drivers to safely make right turns from the northern leg of Jellicoe Road onto Mountain Road.
- Request to allow more space for right-turning traffic from Jellicoe Road to Pleasant View Road to wait. The proposal prioritises the main traffic movements at the intersection, which in this case is traffic travelling straight along Jellicoe Road. A reasonable amount of green time will be allocated to all movements, including right turning movements to ensure that the intersection operates efficiently. However, we will continue to monitor the performance of the intersection following implementation of the changes.
- Concern that shared left-turn and straight lanes will mean that crossing pedestrians block traffic not only for left turning vehicles, but also for vehicles travelling straight through the intersection. A reasonable amount of green time will be distributed to all movements, including pedestrian movements to maximise overall operational efficiency. We will continue to monitor the operational performance of this intersection following implementation to determine whether any additional changes are required.
- Enquiry into what the new 'no right turn' sign on the southern leg of Jellicoe Road refers to. The “no right turn” sign would restrict turning access of vehicles travelling southward along Jellicoe Road into the northernmost vehicle access to the Automobile Association. Access to the property will be maintained for these drivers via the driveways on the southern approach to the intersection.
- Request to remove traffic lights at the staggered mid-block crossing on Jellicoe Road, near the Panmure Roundabout. This project will not affect the mid-block pedestrian crossing on Jellicoe Road near the current Panmure Roundabout.
- Request for the phasing to be well integrated with lights at nearby intersections, including those that will be installed as part of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) Eastern Busway project. The traffic signals installed as part of this project will be coordinated with signals at nearby intersections, including the future Panmure Intersection traffic signals.
- Concern that installing traffic lights here would interfere with proposed traffic lights where the Panmure Roundabout is currently (AMETI Eastern Busway project). The traffic signals installed as part of this project will be coordinated with signals at nearby intersections, including the future Panmure Intersection traffic signals.
- Request to instead install a road underpass for pedestrians to safely cross at this intersection, rather than signalised pedestrian crossings. The proposed signalised crossings were designed with accessibility in mind to provide a more direct route for pedestrians. Pedestrian bridges and tunnels are expensive to construct and are installed only in exceptional circumstances.
- Enquiry as to whether the staggered crossing on Jellicoe Road near the roundabout will be retained. This project will not impact the mid-block pedestrian crossing on Jellicoe Road near the current Panmure Roundabout.
- Suggestion that people on bikes do not use these roads and therefore advanced stop boxes and other bike facilities are unnecessary. We anticipate that people on bikes will be using these roads. Advanced stop boxes provide improved visibility both for drivers and people on bikes, thereby improving overall safety of the intersection. The proposal therefore will better support a range of transport modes.
- Request for formal bicycle lanes on Mountain and Pleasant View Roads to better separate people on bikes from vehicle traffic and to accommodate for additional demand due to the larger AMETI Eastern Busway project. At this stage, we will not be introducing formal bicycle lanes at this location, although we will be installing advanced stop boxes to improve visibility and safety for people on bikes. We will continue to monitor the area following construction to determine whether additional improvements are needed.
- General concerns over traffic congestion resulting from the AMETI Eastern Busway project and this project. The wider AMETI Eastern Busway project will endeavour to carefully develop traffic management plans that cause minimum impact to the immediate and surrounding traffic network. Traffic monitoring tools are also in place to monitor key arterial routes in Panmure and the surrounding suburbs. These tools are expected to help the project monitor traffic performance and undertake necessary actions to minimise traffic congestion.
- Concern that increased congestion would limit the ability for fire engines and emergency vehicles from the medical centre (15 Pleasant View Road) to exit their driveways and to travel to where they need to go. The wider AMETI Eastern Busway project will endeavour to carefully develop traffic management plans that cause minimum impact to the immediate and surrounding traffic network, including the movement of emergency vehicles. To ensure this, the Eastern Busway team continuously engages with all three emergency services. This engagement includes a quarterly meeting to provide forecasts of upcoming works.
- Request for morning and evening peak hour clearways to facilitate traffic flow. We recently introduced a new clearway on Jellicoe Road, which we expect will help to alleviate any congestion issues. We will continue to monitor the area following implementation to determine whether any further changes are needed.
- Concern that the changes would make it more difficult for drivers to turn right from Jellicoe Road into Mountain Road, leading to increased congestion. Traffic is currently prohibited to turn right from Jellicoe Road into Mountain Road. The proposed changes will allow vehicles to safely turn right into Mountain Road.
- Concern that an increase in drivers on Pleasant View Road will lead to increased vehicle speeds and resulting safety issues. We do not anticipate that this proposal will lead to increased traffic speeds. We expect drivers to comply with the posted speed limit and to adjust their speed appropriately based on conditions. Speeding is a traffic offence, which is enforceable by the NZ Police.
- Request for speed calming measures on Pleasant View Road. We expect that the proposal is likely to result in reduced traffic speeds at this location. We will continue to monitor this area following implementation of the changes in order to determine whether additional improvements are needed.
- Concern that changes to the area are leading to increase in on-street parking on smaller local roads (for example Green Road), effectively narrowing local roads to a single lane. We recognise that the removal of some on-street parking along Mountain Road and Pleasant View Road may result in some displacement of parking to other local roads. We will continue to monitor the area and undertake further improvements if required.
- Request for underground parking facilities in the area to accommodate for demand. Underground parking facilities will not be built as part of this project. However, this may be built in the future given the development plan in this area.
- Request for improved parking enforcement in the area. Your feedback has been passed along to our parking enforcement team.
- Request to extend the broken yellow lines proposed for the eastern side of Jellicoe (north of the intersection) through to Green Road to allow improved access and visibility for residents entering and exiting their driveways. Thank you for your feedback. We recently introduced a clearway (operating 7:30am to 9am and 4:30pm to 5:30pm Monday to Friday) at this location which we expect will help to alleviate any congestion issues.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines on Jellicoe Road through to Pilkington Road to ensure a smooth flow of traffic. Any extension of permanent broken yellow lines would result in a large loss of parking on Pleasant View Road. Given that this would significantly reduce parking availability at this location, we do not believe that this change is currently necessary.
- Request for multi-storey parking buildings to accommodate for parking demand in the area. Multi-storey parking buildings will not be built as part of this project. However, this may be built in the future given the development plan in this area.
- Enquiry as to whether the number 70 bus route will continue to run through Panmure. This project will not impact the number 70 bus route, which will continue to operate with no changes planned as part of this project.
AMETI Eastern busway
- Enquiry as to whether feedback is still open for the larger AMETI Eastern busway project. Thank you for your query. The feedback period for the larger AMETI Eastern Busway project has closed.
- Requests and concerns relating to the larger AMETI Eastern Busway project:
- Request to retain the Panmure Town Centre Roundabout in its current state.
- Concern that the planned changes at Panmure Roundabout will mean traffic will instead need to take Forge Way, which will be unable to accommodate the demand.
- Concern that the AMETI Eastern Busway project will redirect traffic and will mean a decrease in customers to businesses on Queens Road.
- Concern over the diversion of traffic that previously would travel down Jellicoe Road to Lagoon Drive, etc. as a result of the AMETI Eastern Busway project.
- Concern that the AMETI Eastern Busway project will prevent goods vehicles from using Te Horeta Road and that this will force them to take smaller residential streets.
Auckland Transport has previously consulted on changes associated with the larger AMETI Eastern Busway project.
We are planning to begin construction in October 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays.
Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.