Franklin District Road safety improvements Franklin District Road safety improvements

Auckland Transport is about to begin a project to improve safety on Kingseat Road, Linwood Road and Waiuku Road.

Project status: Construction - last updated 5 February 2021.
Project zone: South

Project overview

Auckland Transport wants 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 Vision Zero goal of achieving no deaths or serious injuries on our roads.

Project details


  • AT’s road safety engineering team reviews crash data to identify patterns. We then investigate these areas to identify what methods will improve safety and reduce accidents. As a result, Waiuku Road, Kingseat Road and Linwood Road have been identified as routes that have reported accidents with deaths and serious injuries to the extent that AT will carry out the necessary actions to improve safety.

Safety improvements

  • AT will install new long-life line markings, with slightly widened centrelines. Rumble strip effects will be added to supplement these line markings, as necessary.
    Intersection markings, bus stops and existing control lines such as No Passing lines and No Stopping lines will remain as existing, or may receive minor adjustments.

The project will add safety features such as widening the centre lines, edge lines and adding rumble strips in some locations.


  • February 2021 – works start.
  • June 2021 – works end.

Location of work sites

  • Kingseat Road – from Glenbrook Road Roundabout to the intersection with McRobbie Road and Linwood Road.
  • Linwood Road – from the intersection of McRobbie Road and Kingseat Road to the Hingaia Bridge.
  • Waiuku Road – from Colombo Road near Waiuku to the intersection of Puni Road and Domain Road, Pukekohe.

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport