Auckland Transport

Chestnut Rd - Proposed crossing changes

Consultation status: closed 30 January 2017

We are seeking feedback on improving crossing along Chestnut Road, Papatoetoe with splitter island and a raised pedestrian crossing. 

These improvements aim to make the road and footpath safer for pedestrians and drivers. 

Splitter island

We propose to:

  • Install a 1.8m splitter island with pram crossings and directional tactile pavers.
  • Install No Stopping at All Times restrictions (broken yellow lines) on both Chestnut Road and Kenderdine Road. 
  • Install new road markings.

There is demand for crossing Chestnut Road at the intersection with Kenderdine Road - the intersection is 75m away from the Papatoetoe South School main gate. 

View the Chestnut Road - proposed splitter island plan (PDF 614KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received positive 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.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.

Pedestrian crossing

We propose to:

  • Upgrade the existing zebra crossing to a raised table.
  • Install new road marking.
  • Install 'hump' signage.
  • Install directional tactile pavers.
  • Extend broken yellow lines on Chestnut Road.

Around 80 school students use this zebra crossing daily. During school times the parking demand is high and the visibility of students crossing is reduced. 

Raising the existing zebra crossing will reduce traffic speed and improve safety for students crossing Chestnut Road outside Papatoetoe South School.

View the Chestnut Road pedestrian crossing changes plan (PDF 226KB)

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback.

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.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

Request that additional speed humps be installed at the upper and lower end of Chestnut Road to reduce vehicle speeds. Additional speed humps are only considered if there is a history of speed related crashes, the NZTA crash database confirms there has been no speed related crashes along Chestnut Road in the past five years. Therefore, additional speed humps are currently not justified, if vehicles are seen to be speeding please report this to NZ Police.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue a 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.