Safe Communities Programme - Mt Roskill Safe Communities Programme - Mt Roskill
Auckland Transport is committed to improving the safety of all road users travelling through this community area.
Project status: Stage 1 completed and Stage 2 construction
Project zone: Central
We are constructing important safety improvements along Mt Albert Road that will create a better and safer environment for everyone. Construction work was scheduled in to be completed in two stages. During the first stage, we completed the new signalised pedestrian crossing located at the intersection of Frost Road and Mt Albert Road and the changes have made it safer for all road users. During this next stage, we will be raising the existing pedestrian crossing on Mt Albert Road outside the Three Kings shopping plaza area and putting in speed calming measures on Hayr Road.
In August/September 2021, people shared their views on plans to make improvements in this area of Mt Roskill. This was the fourth time AT asked for feedback as we first consulted on this project back in 2017.
After listening to people’s feedback, we worked alongside community representatives including the Puketāpapa Local Board to shape our intersection improvements and also focused our thinking on what is important to schools, businesses, residents, and visitors to this area. We considered extensive feedback and comments from the community and delivered a solution based on your feedback that now includes even better cycling and pedestrian facilities.
As a Vision Zero organization, AT is committed to making the roads around Auckland safer and reducing the rise of death and serious injury on our roads. This work has been prioritised due to high numbers of vulnerable users in this area including school children, senior citizens, people walking and people on bikes or motorcycles interacting with motorists.
Mt Albert Road and Hayr Road
We are only raising the zebra crossing along Mt Albert Road to make it safer for pedestrians to cross the road and putting in two community requested speed humps along Hayr Road.
We started working on the Mt Albert Road crossing in late February 2023 and once completed we will commence work on Hayr Road. Weather permitting, the work is expected to take about one month to complete. Affected residents schools and businesses in the vicinity will be notified, prior to starting work.
Please note that due to a land acquisition process outside of AT that impacted on AT’s timing for this work, we are no longer proceeding with some of the earlier proposed changes located at the Hayr Road, Dornwell Road and Mt Albert Road intersection.
The pedestrian and cycle lane safety improvements will include:
- Construct new raised pedestrian crossing which includes drainage works, kerb buildouts, pram crossings, footpath reconstruction and the installation of new street lights.
- Construction of new AC speed humps.
- Asphalt resurfacing and new road marking.
- Ancillary works associated with the project.
Mt Albert Road and Frost Road
Image: Frost Road/Mt Albert Road intersection
- We installed separated cycling facilities on Mt Albert Road through the intersection.
- We installed traffic lights and pedestrian-controlled crossings on all three legs of the intersection.
- We installed new sections of footpath at crossings and connecting to the nearby bus stops, including tactile pavers to help guide people with low vision to the correct place to cross the road.
- We painted new road markings to support changes at the intersection.
- We relocated the bus stop from #496 to #500 Mt Albert Road.
- We relocated the bus stop from #471 to #473 Mt Albert Road.
- We removed the existing crossing point traffic islands at #473.
- We removed six (five on Mount Albert Road and one on Frost Road) on-street carparking spaces to help with intersection visibility.
- Street lighting at this intersection was also upgraded as part of this project.
For queries about the project contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553 or email email@example.com.
Project status: Stage 2 construction
- On Wednesday 21 February 2023, work is scheduled to begin on raising the crossing located on Mt Albert Road outside the Three Kings Plaza area.
- Update on Hayr Road and Mt Albert Road work. Minor works being scheduled in for early 2023 to raise the pedestrian crossing outside the Three Kings Plaza and put in community requested speed calming measures on Hayr Road.
- October 2022 - Frost Road/Mt Albert Road works are now complete and traffic lights are live at this intersection.
- 12 July - We are planning to start work at the Frost Road/Mt Albert Road intersection (weather permitting). Please take care when moving through this area.
- Late May 2022 - Service investigation begins at Frost Road and Mt Albert Road.
What your neighbourhood told us
Out of a total of 330 responses, 59% submissions of people stated their support for the proposal with many suggesting further changes to cycling facilities in our design. Only 40% of submitters did not support any new measures. A high number of the submitters that did not support the project was largely due to concerns about a lack of separated cycling facilities at the two intersections. For a full summary of all the feedback received and AT responses please refer to the public feedback report.
Download the public feedback report (PDF 426KB)
We consulted on this second phase of the Mt Roskill safer communities from the 16 August to the 19 September 2021. Once again, thank you for helping us make better decisions for your neighbourhood, informed by local knowledge. See below for the updated designs.
Download the updated design plans for Mt Albert Road and Frost Road (PDF 602KB)
Download the updated design plans for Hayr Road and Dornwell Road (PDF 758KB)
Download the updated design plans for the Hayr Road speed humps (PDF 885KB)
Auckland Transport has completed its construction on Mount Roskill’s Safer Communities programme in October 2020. The aim of the project was to encourage more people to get out on foot and cycle. The area is near several schools, light industrial businesses and residences.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Councillor Christine Fletcher lead the way on the new raised crossing on Frost Road.
AT consulted several times on this project starting in 2017. The final design was changed following community feedback before being implemented. AT worked closely with the community and the local board.Benefits
Eighty per cent of all road deaths and serious injuries occur on 50km/h local urban roads. Nearly half of those deaths and injuries involve vulnerable road users – children, the elderly, people walking and people on bikes or motorcycles. We are committed to making the roads safer for vulnerable users and these changes will help improve safety for the many pedestrians including school children walking these routes.Timeline
- Consultation: 2017 and 2018
- Construction: March-October 2020
To make the community in this area safer we:
- Put in new speed tables to slow traffic. A raised speed table is like a speed bump, but it has a long flat top surface and is the same height as the curbs nearby.
- Improved signage road markings and lighting
- Improved pedestrian islands to shorten pedestrian crossing distances at intersections
Tiakitanga: 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 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). Find out more about Vision Zero.
For more information on this project see our Safer Communities page or Contact Auckland Transport