Consultation status: updated 1 March 2019
Proposal reference: BYL-153
We are proposing to install broken yellow lines (No stopping at all times restrictions) on Wairau Road, Glenfield.
Our investigations showed that vehicles turning right from View Road onto Wairau road have visibility issues when cars are parked near the intersection.
There were several accidents which were due to the right turn at this intersection. The additional broken yellow lines (No stopping at all times restrictions) will improve the visibility and safety of the intersection.
We initially reported that the project would likely be introduced by June 2018. However, due to additional investigations that were undertaken at this location after the public feedback period closed, this project has been slightly delayed.
We now expect work to be carried out by June 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.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
- Request for broken yellow lines to be placed on 'Little Wairau Road' (where 251 is - the little road behind the main section of Wairau Road, separated by a bank) as this road is very narrow and damage has been caused to the grass and the concrete by rubbish trucks and large vehicles and it is impossible for emergency vehicles to access the houses on this section when cars are parked at this location. This section of Wairau Road has relatively low traffic volume so is considered to have comparatively limited potential for vehicular conflict. While we appreciate the reasons behind your request, given the low traffic volume on the road, we are not able to justify installing (additional) road markings at this stage.
- Request to not have broken yellow lines for the full length of where it turns into Celeste Place. No stopping at all times restrictions are necessary here as there are bus stops close by. Plenty of parking is available on the nearby streets.
- Request to have a roundabout installed. Concerned about visitor parking. This intersection is already in the minor improvements list and it may get prioritised in the future for improvement works. In the meantime, the broken yellow lines are necessary to make the intersection safe. There is plenty of parking available on the nearby streets which can be used by visitors.
- Request to have a clearway implemented during peak hours. Issue is not just during peak hours. Issue is with cars being parked on the road and with the speed of vehicles on Wairau Road. The 85th percentile of Wairau Road is at 58 Km/hr and more visibility distance is required to make a safe right turn at that speed.