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Hamilton Drive, Waiuku - Traffic calming Hamilton Drive, Waiuku - Traffic calming

Proposal status: closed 21 August 2018

Reference number: MIP1819-015

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install two speed humps on Hamilton Drive, Waiuku. The proposal also includes the installation of a new lighting pole, signage and road markings.

Download the proposal drawing for Hamilton Drive (PDF 1.2MB)

Why the changes are needed

These changes are expected to improve road safety by calming high traffic speeds through the bend, where there has been several crashes due to high speeds and loss of driver control.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Concern that the speed humps will increase noise for surrounding residents. Hamilton Drive has low traffic volume as it is a residential road that predominantly serves the local residents. Noise issues at speed humps are usually caused by heavy vehicles going over the humps; as minimal heavy vehicles use Hamilton Drive it is not expected that the speed humps will contribute additional noise.
  • Suggestion to locate the speed humps closer together as cars usually accelerate quickly after braking for the humps. The proposed locations of the speed humps were chosen based on the geometry of the road and the need to provide adequate advance visibility of the humps for vehicles travelling around the bend.
  • Suggestion to move the speed bump proposed outside 1 Hamilton Drive further down the road outside 27 Hamilton Drive to improve safety around the playing fields. The speed humps are intended to improve the safety of both road users and households at the bend at which Hamilton Drive is located. The proposed locations of the speed humps were chosen based on the geometry of the road and the need to provide adequate advance visibility of the humps for vehicles travelling around the bend.

Next steps

This work will happen in between September 2018 and 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.