Proposal status: Feedback closed 21 July 2020
Reference number: NOP2021-004
We're proposing changes in your area
We are proposing to improve the intersection of Central Park Drive and School Road in Te Atatu South. Our investigations show that this intersection experiences congestion and safety issues associated with turning crashes. There are also currently no safe crossing facilities near this intersection. The new traffic lights aim to ease traffic congestion and improve safety and accessibility for both drivers and pedestrians.
This project is supported by the regional fuel tax fund.
Changes proposed on Central Park Drive and School Road
To improve intersection safety, we are proposing to:
- Install new traffic lights at the intersection to improve driver and pedestrian safety by providing clear crossing points and directing safe turning movements.
- Install a new right turn lane from Central Park Drive to School Road to provide better accessibility for drivers.
- Install new green skid-resistant road surfacing on the approaches to the intersection on Central Park Drive to make the intersection more visible and to reduce driver speeds.
To improve pedestrian safety and accessibility, we are proposing to:
- Install signalised pedestrian crossings on all approaches to improve safety and accessibility for people walking. The new crossings will improve links between School Road and Central Park Drive.
- Install push-buttons at the crossings with sound so that visually impaired people can find the button for the crossing and hear when to cross.
- Extend the kerb out on the corners of the crossings where School Road meets Central Park Drive. This will make it safer for pedestrians by reducing the distance they need to walk on the road.
- Reconstruct the footpath and berm (the grass strip next to the road) to provide people with safe access to the crossings and install a new footpath link from the intersection to the Henderson Creek Path to improve connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Install tactile pavers which are yellow guidance paving markers to help visually impaired people to find their way to the crossing and safely cross the road.
- Extend the broken yellow lines (no stopping at all times) on the approach to the intersection on Central Park Drive to provide greater visibility between pedestrians and approaching vehicles. This will remove a total of four car parking spaces.
Te Atatu South: 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 Central Park Drive and School 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).