Proposal status: Feedback closed 25 May 2020, last updated 19 November 2021
Reference number: CSFPU1.10
In August 2020 we advised you that COVID-19 had impacted our funding and we were not able to estimate a construction date for this project.
Funding has now been secured for this project and construction will begin in November/December 2021.
Contractors will issue 1-week notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.
In May 2020, we proposed changes in your area
To improve safety for school children, Puketāpapa Local Board and Auckland Transport proposed to upgrade the existing crossing outside Wesley Primary School. The crossing will be raised to a platform level with the footpath and aims to provide a safe place for children to cross the road and encourage slower speeds.
Changes proposed on Potter Avenue, Mount Roskill
- Install a new raised zebra crossing to make it safer for school children to cross the road and encourage slow speeds
- Create a new footpath to allow people to safely access the school.
Community Safety Fund
This proposal is part of the Community Safety Fund. Auckland Transport is partnered with the Puketāpapa Local Board to deliver this project, as part of more than 80 safety improvement projects across the Auckland region. The Community Safety Fund is a $20 million programme focused on addressing local road safety concerns raised by the community to local boards and ward councillors.
Mount Roskill: Safe with us
Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Mt Roskill 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).
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on AT and the wider Auckland Council whanau. As a result, Auckland Council is implementing an Emergency Budget which will reduce AT’s capital and operating budgets. This could mean this project is delayed. We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Once the budget is confirmed, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning before being implemented.
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.
- Respondent is concerned that the crossing is not enough to deter speeding and that this area would benefit from additional speed bumps as the road is curved with multiple blind spots. While we do appreciate your concerns, Potter Avenue has not been identified in the first group of areas within our Residential Speed Management programme as other areas in the region are experiencing higher speeds and greater safety risk. More information, including the residential areas that will be prioritised for further investigation can be viewed on the Residential Speed Management Programme page on our website.
- Request for speed table to be installed. Resident feels that the current vehicle crossing is a non-compliant mountable curve which causes damage to cars. The focus of this proposal is to enhance the safety of the existing crossing on Potter Avenue. With our current budget constraints we will not be able to accommodate this request without compromising on the improvements to the crossing. If further funding becomes available at a later date we will consider including the replacement of this vehicle crossing as part of this project.
- Concern over rainwater flooding if the existing drain is impacted due to the proposal. If there is heavy rain, it can sometimes cause flooding in residents’ property and also cars and a nearby garage. Resident has to ensure the current the current drains aren’t blocked in case of heavy downpour. Maintaining the existing capacity of the stormwater network is a key consideration for this site. We have assessed the impact of the proposal on the existing drainage capacity. As a result, we have proposed to install an additional catch pit to ensure that the proposed speed table does not hinder the flow of water or cause any ponding.
Please note that Potter Avenue provides a secondary Overland Flow Path (OLFP) in the event of flooding. An assessment has been carried out to ensure that the proposed speed table will not impact the OLFP capacity of Potter Avenue.
We will be in touch with you once we know more about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints.
Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.