Auckland Transport is proposing to improve safety and traffic flow on sections of Glenvar Road and East Coast Road in Long Bay and Torbay.
AT is seeking feedback on the proposal - which forms part of a funding application to NZTA.
If approved, the proposal will see a new section of road constructed to align Glenvar Road with Lonely Track Road, as well as traffic lights installed at the intersection of East Coast Road.
The public feedback will form part of AT’s application to NZ Transport Agency to access $45.6 million earmarked in the 2018-2028 Regional Land Transport Plan for this project.
To help ease congestion, the existing section of Glenvar Road on the approach to East Coast Road will be turned into a T2 or T3 lane.
AT's Network Management Group Manager, Randhir Karma, says the proposed changes will help to improve traffic flow and make these sections of road safer and more enjoyable for people across all modes of transport.
“This area is experiencing a great deal of growth and these roads are in need of an upgrade. It’s about finding smarter ways of making use of the limited space we have to work with.
“For some time now, members of the community have been asking for improvements. We thank everyone in the community for their patience and look forward to working with them and getting their feedback on how we might improve the proposed plan.”
Traffic lights and improved crossings for pedestrians and people on bikes are also proposed for the East Coast Road – Glamorgan Road intersection.
The proposal also includes the creation of a new shared path along the southern side of Glenvar Road, pedestrian crossings on side streets on Glenvar Road as well as measures to slow vehicle speeds.
Cycleways with physical protection from cars are proposed for East Coast Road which would also see the addition of a southbound T2 or T3 transit lane running from the Glenvar Road intersection down to Oteha Valley Road. A northbound transit lane is also proposed for a short section of East Coast Road after the Oteha Valley Road intersection.
As part of the consultation process, AT is holding a public drop-in session at the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre on Thursday 28 November.
Members of the public can pop in anytime, 4:30pm to 6:30pm to speak to the project team.
Feedback is open until 8 December 2019.