Consultation status: closed 16 December 2016
- Install a splitter island with a cut-through for pedestrians to cross the road.
- Widen the road to reduce the crossing distance.
- Install pram crossings with tactile pavers.
- Upgrade road markings and signs.
- Install No stopping at all times restrictions to improve visibility of pedestrians at the crossing point.
Why changes are needed
These changes will provide pedestrians with a safe place to cross the road. The new No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) are required to allow drivers see pedestrians using the crossing. Pedestrians will also have a clearer view of approaching vehicles before stepping out onto the road.
These improvements aim to make the road and footpath environment safe as part of our coordinated plan to develop safer road layouts, promote sustainable travel and ensure ease of passage for those travelling on foot. As part of these improvements, Auckland Transport will also upgrade any sub-standard street lighting as and when required.
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.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Concern that the directional tactile paver on the south side of the intersection is too short. This will be looked at in the detail design stage, where the length will be increased if required.
- Request for an off-road cycling path along Great South Road. This section of Great South Road currently has cycle lanes in both directions, between Alfriston Road and Myers Road and beyond.
- Request for additional works including more lanes on Great South Road. This request is out of scope for this proposal. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback or report a problem here.
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.