Proposal status: Feedback closed 14 June 2022
Reference number: RTV-424
In May 2022, we proposed changes improve the layout on the intersection of West Street, Puni Road, Jutland Road and McNally Road in Pukekohe, in response to community request. The changes would define the intersection layout and avoid confusion for drivers.
After reviewing all the feedback, we are proceeding with the work as proposed. These works will help support our Vision Zero goal. This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax [Regional Fuel Tax (at.govt.nz)].
What happens next
We anticipate the changes will be constructed during the 2022/2023 financial year, subject to budget confirmation. We will be in touch with local residents and businesses prior to any construction taking place.
Thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by your local knowledge. This proposal was in response to community requests and will proceed with the guidance we got from community feedback.
The following is a summary of the additional comments and queries we received, and our responses to them.
- Request to lower the speed limit to 50kph at the intersection of Foy Road and Stuart Road.
The speed limit on Puni Road from Beresford Street to Domain Road was reviewed and lowered from 70kph to 60kph in 2020. This includes the intersection of Foy Road and Stuart Road. Following the review, consultation was undertaken, and the speed limit of 60kph was confirmed and implemented.
- Request to lower the speed limit to 40km/h at the corner of Ward and Puni Road.
Further speed limit reductions on nearby local roads surrounding schools are currently being considered.
- Request to install a speed camera at the intersection as motorists approach the intersection at high speeds.
The Police, together with the NZTA’s Safety Team and independent transportation consultant, have a process for choosing sites which are suitable for Speed/Safety cameras. For more information or requests related to speed cameras, kindly visit the NZ Police webpage.
- Suggestion to formally turn the intersection into a roundabout.
A review of the intersection confirmed that this intersection has a low-risk rating, so a roundabout has not been prioritised at present.
- Concern about cars doing burnouts at the intersection and request for a measure to lessen if not prevent this from happening.
Antisocial behaviour such as a car doing burnouts at the intersection can be reported to the NZ Police. We will raise this with the NZ Police.
We're proposing improvements in your area
We are proposing to improve the layout on the intersection of West Street, Puni Road, Jutland Road and McNally Road in Pukekohe.
We are proposing to:
- Remove the existing painted circle in the middle of the intersection. This will define the existing intersection and ensure traffic leaving Jutland Road will give way to all West Road and Puni Road traffic.
- Paint yellow broken lines through the intersection corners and road bend to ensure the intersection is clear, especially for turning drivers.
- Relocate and upgrade road signs to current standards.
These changes were proposed in response to requests from residents.
The proposal would define the intersection layout and avoid confusion for drivers. This project aims to prevent traffic-related accidents from happening as people have told us about many near misses they have experienced at the Puni Road-West Street intersection.
What happens next
- We’ll consider 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 webpage.
- We can email you the proposal outcome as soon as it’s ready – just select that option when you fill in the survey.
This proposal is supported with funding from the Auckland regional fuel tax.
Pukekohe: 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 West Street & Puni 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).