Auckland Transport (AT) is making it safer for all people to use the intersection of Coronation Road and Archers Road, Hilcrest.
Project status: Construction - last updated 2 November 2020.
Project zone: North
The intersection of Coronation Road and Archers Road has been assessed, based on crash data and feedback from the community, as being unsafe.
We want to make our roads safe for everyone – people walking and cycling, especially our kids and senior citizens, as well as people driving. Projects like this are another step towards our goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads.
Once the work is complete, it will be:
- safer for drivers using the intersection because the movement of vehicles will be better controlled and visibility will be improved
- safer and easier for pedestrians to cross the road on foot.
- early December 2020 – project starts
- February 2021 – project ends.
Auckland Transport has partnered with the Kaipātiki Local Board to deliver this project though the Community Safety Fund, which is a $20 million programme focused on addressing local road safety concerns raised by the community with local boards and ward councillors.
The changes that will be introduced are:
- a roundabout at the intersection
- raised speed tables on the approach to the intersection from each side of Coronation Road
- a speed table on the exit arm of Coronation Road outside #21
- Pram crossings and a pedestrian island outside #14 Coronation Road
- enlarging berms around the intersection to narrow the carriage way to slow traffic and reduce the distance pedestrians have to cross
- adding broken yellow lines to improve visibility.
The median strip outside 12, 14, 21 and 23 Coronation Road is being retained to help right turning movements into those addresses.
We initially consulted with the community in early 2018 about a range of measures that would improve safety for all users.
Since then, we have amended the plans based on community feedback and as a result of a safety audit. These changes have been communicated to the community and any concerns have been addressed.
Work to introduce these interventions will start in early December.
Our contractor, Fulton Hogan, will contact affected residents 48-hours before construction starts.