Improvements to intersections at East Tamaki, Preston and Ormiston roads Improvements to intersections at East Tamaki, Preston and Ormiston roads
Proposal status: Feedback closed until 23 July 2021
Between July and October 2021, we received feedback on plans to make improvements in your neighbourhood. We received 7 pieces of public feedback, received via our written feedback form and online form.
Those in support of the proposals made comments such as "good solutions for what has become a very busy stretch of roads" and "generally supportive of the increasing inclusion of protected bikeways in such designs".
The one comment not in support asked AT why speed tables are needed at the intersection. Another asked why AT is not buying up the shops at the corners of the intersections and simplify it into a standard 4-way traffic light-controlled intersection.
The types of improvements we are installing will make this intersection safer for people walking and those in cars by slightly reducing vehicle speeds. Driving even a few kilometres slower can save someone’s life and speed affects both the likelihood of a crash occurring and whether people are killed, injured, or walk away unharmed.
Download the feedback report on East Tamaki, Preston and Ormiston Roads (PDF 162KB).
How we’re moving forward
Following analysis of the external feedback, the proposal has support and questions and suggestions for AT have been answered. Therefore, the proposal will proceed as planned.
What happens next
We are finalising the scheme design package, then proceeding to detailed design, with construction scheduled for 2022/2023.
We will be in touch with local residents and business prior to any construction taking place.
Email us at ATengagement@at.govt.nz if you have any questions or concerns about this work.
The intersections at East Tāmaki and Preston roads and at Preston and Ormiston roads are causing traffic delays and making it difficult for people walking and on bikes to access the road. The population growth in East Tāmaki and surrounding areas is likely to make this worse in the future, so AT is proposing to make changes.
Feedback from the public is important because it helps us to understand the requirements of all road users - people who walk, bike and drive in this area. We have sent information to people living and working near these intersections, and people who use these roads regularly. After we collate feedback, we will complete a design that we will share with you.
By 2050 the population in Tāmaki Makaurau will be around 2.4 million
- Give feedback on the proposed changes
- Download the proposed design (PDF 296KB)
- Download the brochure (PDF 1.3MB)
To make it more efficient for all road users, we are proposing several improvements along sections of East Tamaki, Preston and Ormiston roads within the existing road space. These proposed changes are shown on the map below.
“Every day 28,000 vehicles drive through these intersections.”
- Install signalised pedestrian crossings
- Install raised speed tables
- Provide new bi-direction off-road cycle path along the eastern side of Preston Road
- Remove the right turn bay heading towards the car park on northern side of East Tamaki Road
- Extend the inner right turn lane on East Tamaki Road to increase the capacity for right turn traffic on to Preston Road
- Reshape the left turn corner of East Tamaki Road to make more room for bigger vehicles to turn safely
- Extend the footpath at the left turn corner of East Tamaki Road
- Paint yellow hatching clear zone on the exit to Preston Road to prevent queuing back to the intersection
- Introduce dual left turn lane from Preston Road to Ormiston Road
- Install signalised crossings
- Continue the new bi-direction off-road cycle path to Ormiston Road
- Install raised speed tables
We will need to remove some trees on the corner of Preston and Ormiston roads to make room for the new dual left-hand turn. To make sure this is still a green area, we will plant new trees nearby.
- Provide a second lane by removing the flush median on Ormiston Road up to Murchison Road
- Introduce a new raised signalised crossing outside 7 Ormiston Road to help people cross the road to the bus stop and cycle lane on the opposite side
- Continue the new bi-direction off-road cycle path on northern side of the road to connect with the existing cycle lane
- Introduce off-road shared path on the southern side of Ormiston Road, linking the existing cycle lane to the new shared crossing
- A new raised table across Murchison Road to help pedestrians and cyclists cross the road easier and safer
- Relocate the bus stop on both sides of the road to so they are easy to see
Proposed improvements explained
Speed table (also called a raised table)
A speed bump that is flat and wide.
A speed bump that is flat and wide with a gradual slope at one end.
Yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to crossings and safely across roads.
Have your say
We encourage people to provide feedback on the proposed changes.
If you would like to post in your feedback, download and print our feedback form template, fill in your details and send it freepost using the address details on the form.
Come talk to us
You can speak to AT team members in person. Just turn up at any time during our drop-in session and our team will be there to answer any questions you may have.
The drop-in session will not be held if Auckland is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or higher. Please monitor this page for event updates.
Wednesday 14 July, 10am to 2pm,
East Tāmaki Community Hall East Tāmaki Road (next to the tennis courts and East Tāmaki Reserve)
Once the public engagement period closes, we will analyse all the feedback to finalise the design. We will contact you before construction begins.