Proposal status: Feedback open until 30 September 2022
Reference number: BYL-590
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to feedback from the heavy haulage industry that freight trucks are experiencing turning difficulties at the East Street and Wellington Street intersection, we are proposing to extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) outside of 46 East Street, Papakura.
We are proposing to:
- Relocate the P180 sign outside of 46 East Street further north as shown in the drawing. Two P180 parking spaces will be available at this location.
- Extend the broken yellow lines outside of 46 East Street. Two P180 parking spaces will be removed as a result.
East Street and Wellington Street are an important part of the Papakura freight network, and we need to ensure these roads are safe, accessible, and efficient for all road users.
When there are vehicles parked outside of St Mary’s Catholic Church, trucks can experience difficulties turning left at the East Street and Wellington Street intersection. Turning difficulties at this location can make the designated freight route through East Street unappealing and encourage freight trucks to use other roads that are not suitable for trucks.
Extending the broken yellow lines outside of 46 East Street will help improve access and safety for all road users. The proposed change will also help prevent issues caused by trucks using unsuitable roads which includes road damage and increased noise and vibration in your neighbourhood.
What happens next
- We’ll consider 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.
Papakura: 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 East Street 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).