Proposal status: Closed 29 October 2020, last updated 17 November 2020.
In October 2020, we proposed changes to improve access to the properties on Millen Avenue, near the intersection with Pakuranga Road. After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the following minor changes:
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on Millen Avenue from Pakuranga Road to Dillimore Avenue.
What happens next
These works are scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2021. It will take one day to paint the broken yellow lines in good weather conditions.
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.
- The community strongly supported installing broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the east side of Millen Avenue from Pakuranga Road to Dillimore Avenue. People are concerned that traffic congestion is a problem at all times of day and not just during school hours, that no stopping signs would not be enough to prevent congestion and that the road would get even more congestion when Dillimore and Latham Avenues are “opened up”. We have listened to community feedback and as a result will paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on Millen Avenue from Pakuranga Road to Dillimore Avenue. The change aims to help reduce congestion at the start of the road and improve access for waste collection and emergency services vehicles.
- Concerns about all day congestion on Millen Avenue and the extra traffic that will use the road when the Dillimore Avenue and Latham Avenue connection is opened up. All traffic on these streets will use Millen Avenue to reach Pakuranga Road. The congestion is so bad large vehicles like rubbish trucks cannot enter and stopped traffic on Millen Avenue causes traffic to back up on Pakuranga Road as cars cannot turn left. By installing traffic lights at Millen Avenue and Pakuranga Road we aim to improve safety and reduce the congestion from extra traffic by controlling all movements at the intersection. This will help create a regular flow of traffic. As a result of community feedback, we will also paint broken yellow lines from Pakuranga Road to Dillimore Avenue to help improve access and reduce congestion. Cars will only be allowed to park on one side of the road near the intersection.
- Suggestion for no stopping signs on the west side of Millen Avenue to apply at school times as well as no stopping at all times on the east side of the street. We will keep the existing parking arrangement along the western side of Millen Avenue. Removing parking can be inconvenient, so we aim to minimise the removal of parking whilst maintaining clear access. Fewer parked cars can result in higher traffic speeds which can be dangerous on a street where there is a school.
- Suggestions to only allow parking at particular times, for example from 7pm to 7am or outside the hours 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We have listened to community feedback and as a result will paint broken yellow lines on Millen Avenue from Pakuranga Road to Dillimore Avenue. The purpose of this change is to help reduce congestion at the start of the road and improve access for waste collection and emergency services vehicles.
- Suggestion to create parking bays on the wide berm on the west side of the street. We do not think that parking bays are needed on this street and there is no funding available to create one at this time.
- Suggestion to widen the road at the traffic lights at Pakuranga Road. The Eastern Busway project will widen the Millen Avenue approach to Pakuranga Road and the revised layout is expected to be in place by 31 December 2020. Further information on this project is available on the Eastern Busway project page.
- Suggestion to widen the road at the entrance to Dillimore Avenue. We believe that the current layout of this intersection is appropriate and do not plan to widen the road at this stage.
- Concern that the no stopping signs further along the road outside the school are ignored at school pick up times. We appreciate the concerns raised about poor parking behaviour. The most effective way to address illegal parking is by reporting the problem when it is happening. Please contact our Parking Compliance Team on (09) 355 3553 if you face an illegal parking issue. We will dispatch a parking warden to the location as we can only take action against an illegally parked vehicle if one of our wardens witnesses the offence.
When requesting enforcement, specific information such as the registration number of the vehicle and details of the parking offence will assist our officers.
We proposed improvements in your area
We were asked by residents to improve access to the properties on Millen Avenue, near the intersection with Pakuranga Road. Cars parked on both sides of the road make it difficult to exit and enter driveways, add to congestion and prevent service vehicles from entering the street.
The changes we are proposing:
- Install No Stopping signs at 2A Millen Avenue and the corner of Dillimore Avenue to stop cars parking on the east side of the street from 8am to 9:30am and 2:30pm to 3:30pm on school days only. This will affect approximately 12 car parking spaces.
- Paint broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) around the corners of Millen and Dillimore Avenues
These changes would help make the road less congested at the start and end of the school day. They would help make it easier for residents to access their driveways and improve access for large vehicles such as waste removal trucks and emergency services.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
What happens next
- We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.
- We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
This proposal is supported by the AMETI Eastern Busway project. Find more information or sign up for newsletter updates.
Broken yellow lines will be painted around both corners of Pakuranga Road and Millen Avenue to help improve visibility at this intersection. We expect this to be done before Christmas, as part of the Eastern Busway project.
Pakuranga: 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 Millen Avenue 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).