Roscommon Road and Burundi Avenue, Clendon Park - Intersection signalisation Roscommon Road and Burundi Avenue, Clendon Park - Intersection signalisation

Proposal status: Feedback closed 16 October 2020, last updated 11 August 2021.

Reference number: RSU1920-124

Proposal update

We advised you in March 2021 that these works were expected to be constructed by June 2022. We are currently in the detailed design phase of the project process and have updated our construction timeline.

Next steps

We now expect to begin construction in November 2021.

Proposal outcome

In October 2020, we proposed changes to improve the safety at the Roscommon Road and Burundi Avenue intersection in Clendon Park. After reviewing all of the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal.

During the detailed planning we will investigate the possibility of extending the right turn lane, however this requires an arborist assessment due to nearby trees. We will request an arborist assessment and, subject to the results, will extend the length of the turning lane if possible.

What happens next

We anticipate the changes will be implemented by June 2022. We will be in touch with local residents and business prior to any construction taking place.

Community feedback

Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. A summary of your feedback and our responses to community questions is below.

  • Request for the right turning lane into Burundi Avenue to be further lengthened to accommodate more vehicles and prevent backed up vehicles causing a bottle neck. We will review the length of the right turning lane on Roscommon Road in the detailed design phase of the project. Due to nearby tress we will request an arborist assessment and, subject to the results, will extend the length of the turning lane if possible.
  • Concern about cars currently parking in the traffic island and blocking the view of oncoming traffic when going to turn into Burundi Avenue. We will request more frequent visits from the parking enforcement officers to discourage inappropriate parking behaviour on the berm and/or traffic island. You can also report inappropriate parking by calling our parking team on 09 355 3553 and our parking wardens will check the area.
  • Suggestion to remove the raised grass traffic islands and instead put trees along the sides of the road. Trees are currently on both sides of Roscommon Road, where appropriate, as we generally plant trees away from the intersection to protect the intersection’s sightline and visibility.
  • Suggestion for flush medians so people can turn into their homes without having to make U-turns. Roscommon Road is an arterial route that has high level of through traffic. The existing central traffic island strip contributes towards the function of the route and changing it to flush median may affect the route operation and require further investigation. It is our understanding that Roscommon Road is likely to be upgraded to four lanes in the future to support the growth and strategic planning. This proposal does include U-turn bans at the intersection prohibiting people from making dangerous U-turns.
  • Suggestion for the traffic lights to be on Wordsworth Road instead. We have proposed to signalise Roscommon Road/Burundi Avenue as the results of our investigation classed the intersection as high-risk. This is because of the recorded number of crashes related to vehicles turning into and out of Burundi Avenue. Exiting Wordsworth Road should also become easier as the traffic lights on Roscommon Road will mean there are more breaks in the traffic.
  • Suggestion to include broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) at the south bound eastern side of Roscommon Road entrance to Wordsworth Road. There are existing broken yellow lines on the eastern side of Roscommon Road up to the driveway at 412 Roscommon Road. These are considered sufficient for the traffic into and out of Wordsworth Road intersection. We will continue monitoring this intersection and act accordingly.

We proposed improvements in your area

Aucklanders have told us that moving around our city safely and easily is important to them. We are proposing some improvements to your area.

We have identified the Roscommon Road and Burundi Avenue intersection as a high-risk intersection as a result of multiple accidents due to unsafe turns into and out of the roads. We are proposing to install traffic lights and are asking your views.

Changes proposed

  • Install traffic lights at the intersection and create three new pedestrian crossings with traffic lights.
  • Make changes to the kerb line, extend the traffic island in the centre of the road, reconstruct the footpaths and plant new grass berms.
  • Add broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) outside 418 to 456 Roscommon Road, from 397 Roscommon Road around to 10 Burundi Avenue and from 5 Burundi Avenue to 391 Roscommon Road, removing a total of 28 parking spaces.
  • Install new signs and paint new road markings creating new turning lanes, a ‘keep clear’ area and banning u-turn movements.

Auckland Transport would like to work with you to deliver safer roads in your neighbourhood. The installation of traffic lights at this intersection aims to prevent crashes between drivers turning and oncoming traffic. This change will make it safer for all road users, including people crossing. By adding new crossings with traffic lights, we will improve pedestrian safety by providing safe places to cross this busy intersection.

Installing new signs and painting white road markings will make the intersection easier to navigate. In addition, the broken yellow lines will prevent parked cars blocking the flow of traffic through the intersection. We understand removing parking can be inconvenient and we try to minimise the number of parking spaces removed while also providing clear visibility and access.

This proposal is supported by the Auckland regional fuel tax.

Download the proposal drawing for Roscommon Road and Burundi Avenue (PDF 1.2MB

What happens next

We’ll review all the feedback we receive, and then decide the best way to move forward.

  • We’ll post the outcome of this proposal and a summary of community feedback on this page.
  • We can also email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just give us your email address when you fill in the survey on the website.
  • We will update this page with construction timeframes when we have more information about how this project will be impacted by the current budget constraints.

Clendon Park: Safe with us

Auckland Transport cares for your safety. We want to make our roads safe for everyone, people walking and cycling, especially for our kids and senior citizens and people driving. Projects like this one around Roscommon Road are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads. We are guided by the Vision Zero approach to transport safety, which prioritises human safety over other measures (like minor time saving).