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Popes Rd and Porchester Rd Intersection, Takanini - Intersection Improvements Popes Rd and Porchester Rd Intersection, Takanini - Intersection Improvements

Consultation status: closed 19 March 2018

Proposal reference: RTV-142

Proposed intersection upgrades will include:

  • active warning signs on all the four approaches that will flash when motorists approach the intersection to provide them advance warning of the upcoming intersection.
  • road marking changes (flush median) on Porchester Road as well as high friction surfacing.
  • existing horizontal bar road markings on Popes Road will also be upgraded.

View the consultation drawing for Popes Rd and Porchester Rd (PDF 3MB) 

Why the changes are needed

Popes Rd/Porchester Rd in Takanini is a dangerous intersection, we expect that this proposal will improve safety.

Feedback

The proposal received mixed 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. This is an interim solution that will improve an existing problem at this location. We are in the process of developing a long term solution to improve this intersection and will consult you when the proposal is refined.

Specific feedback

  • Request for more footpaths to be installed. We are currently investigating the feasibility of signalising the intersection and the consulted proposal is an interim treatment before traffic signal could be installed at the intersection. New footpaths will be included as part of the traffic signal project.
  • Request to have signals on the intersections rather than having these signs. We are currently investigating the feasibility of signalising the intersection and the consulted proposal is an interim treatment before traffic signal could be installed at the intersection.
  • Feels this proposal does not go far enough in upgrading the intersection. We are currently investigating the feasibility of signalising the intersection and the consulted proposal is an interim treatment before traffic signal could be installed at the intersection.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work between July 2018 and June 2019, subject to further changes in design or funding issues.

Contractors will issue 48-hour notices to all affected residents prior to construction work.