Proposal status: closed 15 August 2018
Reference number: BYL-301
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to install No Stopping At All Times restrictions on the western side of McLaughlins Road and at the roundabout of McLaughlins Road and Wilco Place. This should maintain two-way traffic flow along McLaughlins Road and will improve visibility and access to driveways for heavy vehicles. It is also expected to improve visibility for pedestrians crossing at the roundabout.
Why the changes are needed
Parked heavy vehicles are affecting accessibility and safety along McLaughlins Road.
This project will procced with changes to the next stage of detailed planning. A summary of the community feedback we received and answers to questions and concerns is below.
- Suggestion to install localised broken yellow lines for those locations affected by poor visibility, rather than an all-encompassing approach.
- Suggestion that broken yellow lines should be installed on the eastern side of McLaughlins Road; parking is required on the western side of the road as there are more businesses. Increased pedestrian safety risk if visitors are required to cross McLaughlins Road.
- Request to stop the broken yellow lines at the driveway of 68 McLaughlins Road as parking required outside business premises.
- Concern that the proposal removes the designated waiting area for petrol tankers diverted during an emergency at the local Wiri Oil Terminal. The proposal would severely affect the emergency response procedure of this terminal and its users.
We are amending the proposal by banning heavy vehicles from parking on the western side of McLaughlins Road, as well as some sections on the eastern side of the road. This will be introduced instead of No Stopping At All Times restrictions. This will help alleviate the access and visibility issues caused by heavy vehicles parking on the western side of the road, whilst retaining on-street car parking for staff and visitors of local businesses.
- Suggestion to install broken yellows on both sides of McLaughlins Road. On-street parking is required for heavy vehicles on the eastern side of McLaughlins Road and cars on the western side of the road to accommodate parking demand. Removing parking on both sides would also encourage higher vehicle speeds on this road.
- Request to not install broken yellow lines in the Stonehill Business Park. Broken yellow lines are proposed at the roundabout of the business park to improve the safety of pedestrians in the area.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines by an additional 5 metres to the west of the entry/exit to 40 McLaughlins Rd to allow for better visibility when exiting the site. The proposed 5 metre stretch of broken yellow lines outside 40 McLaughlins Rd and wide driveway provides adequate visibility from this driveway. Additionally, a parking ban for heaving vehicles on the eastern side of the road will assist with visibility when exiting this site.
- Request to extend broken yellow lines by several metres on the eastern side of the driveway at 1 Wilco Place to improve visibility for vehicles exiting the site. Broken yellow lines will be installed at the roundabout outside 1 Wilco Place to improve the safety of pedestrians in the area.
- Suggestion to install a speed camera on McLaughlins Road as vehicles will speed on the road during evenings and weekends. Unfortunately the installation of a speed camera is not feasible as part of this project, however we will be monitoring vehicle speeds on McLaughlins Road.
This work will happen in between August 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.