Proposal status: Closed
Auckland Transport is proposing to improve safety and reduce morning peak congestion at the intersection of Cryers Road with Trugood Drive, Highbrook Park.
In November 2020, we received feedback on plans to make improvements in your neighbourhood. We received public feedback on the proposal from 7 people, received via written feedback form.
Those in support of the proposals made suggestions for AT such as building an underpass/overpass for pedestrians, a separate signal meter activation for an access road off Cryers Road, and a new berm on Cryers opposite Trugood for ‘B’ train trucks turning into driveway at 123 Cryers Road.
Those not in support gave reasons that it will make traffic worse and slow things down especially because of the speed tables.
How we’re moving forward
Following analysis of the external feedback, the proposal has support and questions and suggestions for AT have been answered. Therefore, the proposal would proceed as is.
What happens next
Finalising scheme design package, then proceeding to detailed design from January 2022.
We anticipate the proposed changes will be constructed in 2022/2023. We will be in touch with local residents and business prior to any construction taking place.
There has been extensive queuing on Trugood Dr, especially during the morning peak. More than ten crashes turning onto Cryers Road were reported in the past five years.
Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your business area.
We are proposing to:
- Convert the intersection to a roundabout
- Install signal metering on Trugood to prevent significant queuing on Cryers Road
- Build new crossing points for people to cross the road
- Build new raised speed tables to vehicles down.
How this will benefit the Highbrook business area
These changes will:
- Alleviate the morning peak congestion from Trugood Dr
- Make it more manageable and safer to exit onto Cryers Road from Trugood Dr
- Reduce the crash risk of vehicles from Trugood Dr
- Improve pedestrian accessibility and crossing the intersection
- Improve safety for all modes
Auckland Transport is taking a Vision Zero approach to road safety. This means we are striving to have zero deaths or serious injuries on our transport system by 2050. To achieve this, we are working to create a more forgiving road network that recognises that we are human and make mistakes. But those mistakes should not mean someone dies or is seriously injured on our roads.
More about the proposals
- The signals will be placed on Trugood Drive and will operate like traffic lights to prevent significant queuing on Cryers Road.
- Sensors on Cryers Road monitor traffic flow. When long queues are detected, the red/stop signal is triggered to stop vehicles on Truggood Drive. Once cleared, the green/signal is activated.
- If there are no long queues on Cryers Road, the signal will stay green.
- The signals are proposed to operate during the morning peak 7 am-10 am, Mon-Fri.
- The signals aim to balance traffic flow at the roundabout and prevent significant queuing.
- Traffic on Cryers Road has the right of way. Converting the intersection to a roundabout will give Trugood traffic more opportunities to enter Cryers Road and safer than happens now.
- It will have a mountable apron meaning larger vehicles can manoeuvre easily on and around the roundabout.
- The existing Cryers Road slip lane will stay.
Swedish-style raised speed tables
- The proposal is to install a Swedish-style table. Swedish-style speed tables are raised tables with only one sharp ramp, which produces a smoother ride for heavy vehicles and buses. This type is more appropriate for the Highbrook business area than a typical speed table used on residential streets.
Online public information session
- A short presentation of the proposal and Questions & Answer session
- Email your interest to join the online session
- Join the online webinair on Wednesday 27 October, 3pm to 3.45pm
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward. A summary of the feedback will be posted on this webpage.
- Any construction would be 2022/2023.
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 Bell Road 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).