Proposal status: Closed
Reference number: VRU2022-031
In May 2022, we proposed changes to improve road safety at the Maich Road and Halsey Road intersection in Manurewa. After reviewing all the feedback we have received, we are proceeding with the work as proposed.
These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed in the next financial year, starting June 2023. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses before any construction takes place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. We heard support for the proposal from the community and here is our response to concerns:
- Concern over lack of traffic rule enforcement, especially parking enforcement from vehicles parking over driveways and on broken yellow lines.
Illegal parking behaviour is enforceable.
Please contact our Parking Compliance Department on (09) 355 3553 whenever you see an illegally parked vehicle. This will allow us to dispatch a parking warden. We can only act against an illegally parked vehicle if a parking warden witnesses the illegal incident at the time of the offence.
- Concern over cars parking on both sides of Halsey Road, making access dangerous.
Halsey Road is approximately 10.3m wide on both sides of the intersection with Maich Road. This is wide enough to allow parking on both sides and still have room for traffic flow with no identified issues.
We're proposing improvements in your area
In response to the need for safe pedestrian crossing facilities, we are proposing to install a roundabout with 4 raised zebra crossings at the intersection of Maich Road and Halsey Road.
We are proposing to:
- Install a raised roundabout in the middle of the intersection of Maich Road and Halsey Road
- Install 4 raised zebra crossings, which are crossings on top of wide, flat speed bumps, at all 4 entrances to the intersection of Maich Road and Halsey Road
- Install traffic islands at the halfway point of each zebra crossing, on the side closest to the roundabout. Traffic islands are small, raised areas in the middle of a road, which separate drivers travelling in opposite directions.
- Install new tactile pavers at each raised crossing. Tactile pavers are yellow guidance paving markers that help visually identified people find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
- Extend the grass berm into the road outside 80 Maich Road. This would remove 4 carparks, but create a safer footpath outside the childcare centre and improve visibility for drivers approaching the intersection.
- Paint an extension of broken yellow lines (no stopping at any time) on the north east side of Maich Road. This would lose one on-street parking space.
- Remove the existing speed bump on Halsey Road, outside 80 to 82 Maich Road.
How these changes will benefit your neighbourhood
These changes aim to create a safer intersection for all road users, by lowering vehicle speeds and creating a safer way for people to cross the road. The 4 raised zebra crossings will make pedestrians more visible to drivers and encourage slower driving speeds. The height of the crossings would match the height of the footpath, making them comfortable for everyone to cross, especially people with prams or wheelchairs.
The 4 new crossing points will make a safer intersection for all, especially for people accessing the nearby BestStart Childcare Centre, Manurewa Bible Church, or the playground in Alex Maich Park.
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 with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
- A consultation on another proposal nearby is now open. We are proposing to install a raised zebra crossing, 3 speeds bumps and other pedestrian improvements on Maich Road near Beatty Avenue. Learn more about this nearby proposal.
Manurewa: 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 Halsey Road and Maich 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).