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Sandspit, Sharp and Mahurangi East Roads, Sandspit - Intersection improvements Sandspit, Sharp and Mahurangi East Roads, Sandspit - Intersection improvements

Proposal status: Feedback closed 9 June 2020

Reference number: RSR1920-089

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to remove the left turn slip road between Sandspit Road and Sharp Road in Sandspit. This area has been identified as a site for safety improvements based on serious injury collisions related to right turn manoeuvres at the intersection. The proposed changes are intended to prevent future accidents by reducing speeds through the intersection and making it easier for vehicles turning right out of Sandspit Road to see oncoming traffic.

Changes proposed on Sandspit Road

We are proposing to:

  • Remove the left turn slip road by extending out the kerb line. This is intended to slow traffic speed through the intersection and make it safer for people turning right out of Sandspit Road.
  • Paint appropriate road markings to guide people through the intersection more efficiently.
  • Install new signage to make people aware of the intersection and road curvature.

Changes proposed on Sharp Road

We are proposing to:

  • Install a stop sign in a new grass berm at the junction and a chevron “T-intersection” board opposite the junction to increase awareness of the upcoming intersection.
  • Paint appropriate road markings, including extending out the stopping line, to improve visibility at the junction.

This project is supported by the regional fuel tax fund.

Download the proposal drawing for Sandspit, Sharp and Mahurangi East Roads (PDF 1.3MB)

Sandspit: 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 Sandspit 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).