Auckland Transport (AT) is seeking feedback on a proposed bus/truck lane – to improve traffic flows along Mt Wellington Highway.
The lane is proposed to be located between Roslyn Road and Longford Street, where it will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It will be available for use by buses, heavy vehicles over 3,500kg and motorbikes. The bus/truck lane will be about 300 metres long and will run from 226 to 270 Mt Wellington Highway.
The lane will not remove any existing traffic lanes - it will be created by road widening, narrowing of the painted central median and the removal of on-street parking.
AT observations of on-street parking, on several occasions, showed no vehicles had been parked along this stretch of road.
David Nelson, AT’s Portfolio Delivery Director (Projects), says the proposal will speed up travel times for 7 to 9 buses and around 120 trucks an hour.
“This is a busy route for buses and trucks, as it provides a key connection to Sylvia Park Shopping Centre and to SH1.
“Public feedback is an important part of our decision making, so we are encouraging people to tell us what they think.”
The proposal also includes changes to bus stops, footpath realignments and a new pedestrian crossing.
Public feedback is open until Sunday 17 November 2019.