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Auckland Transport will soon commence the first of two related projects to upgrade roading infrastructure at Kumeu and Huapai to serve the new Huapai Triangle Special Housing Area (SHA) in the north-west sector of Auckland.

Project status: Design
Project zone: West

Project overview

The SHA comprises 1200 dwellings including a retirement village.

It is located in a triangle of land (Huapai Triangle) bounded by the Auckland-Northland Railway to the north, which runs parallel to SH16, Station Road to the north-west and Nobilo Road to the north-east.

The project will include:

  • The connection between SH16 and Station Road at Huapai where the existing intersections will be upgraded by shifting westwards and signalisation of the existing Station Rd intersection.
  • Upgrading the intersection of SH16 and Access Road. Also, an additional 100 metre exit lane from Access Road added to the scope of work recently.


  • Increased road capacity for traffic volumes generated by the Huapai Triangle Special Housing Area (SHA) in north-west Auckland
  • Future proofed accessibility to the area
  • Improved safety at controlled intersections and fair interchange of traffic between side roads and SH16
  • Better moderated flow of SH16
  • Improved walking and cycling routes
  • These improvements address issues of intersections and corridor capacity, safety and connectivity.


  • Detailed design for SH16/Access Road Intersection and the extra traffic lane in Access Road has been completed and final designs have been confirmed. Construction is expected to start after enabling works are carried out in August 2021 
  • Station Road – detailed design is currently in consultation. Construction expected at the end of 2021

These indicative dates are subject to funding.

Project details

The principal connection to SH16 for SHA traffic is projected to be via Station Road north to SH16. An alternative route is to the south via Access Road. This intersects SH16 at Kumeu.

The primary purpose of the upgrades for which AT is responsible is to upgrade the capacity of the two intersections and their ability to cater for:

  • increased volumes of traffic on SH16;
  • improved safety and better management of traffic between SH16 and Station and Access Roads;
  • Cabra Developments Ltd have upgraded Station Road between Nobilo Road and the pedestrian crossing near Huapai District School.

Kumeu - SH16 Access Road intersection

Improvements to the SH16 and Access Rd intersection will enable:

  • extension of the double lanes of the SH16 westbound approach to the Access Road intersection;
  • extension of the double lanes of the SH16 eastbound exit from the Access Road intersection;
  • a left turn lane added to the SH16 westbound approach to Access Road intersection;
  • a new shared path on the southern side of SH16;
  • advanced stop boxes for cyclists on SH16;
  • an additional 100m exit lane from Access Road;
  • improved Access Road outlet to SH16:
    • a new left turn slip lane between the new western kerb and a new traffic island which will reduce the distance pedestrians and cyclists are required to travel to cross of SH16 (north/south) at this point therefore enhancing safety;
    • with a new pedestrian maze in Access Road on the eastern side of the level crossing;
    • with improved warning of the approach of trains.
  • providing a controlled east-west pedestrian and cycle crossing over Access Road;
  • further developments to the level crossing are planned between KiwiRail and SHA developers CABRA Developments Ltd. CABRA Developments Ltd. are funding KiwiRail’s safety upgrades to the level crossing.

The space for widening SH16 has been obtained by shifting the roadway northwards to occupy the planted median on the northern side of SH16, which forms the boundary between SH16 and a service lane to its immediate north. This has also required reconfiguring of the parking and traffic flows in the service lane.

Plan for SH16 and the Access Road intersection

Improvements planned to SH16 and Access Road intersection.

Download the detailed plans for the SH16/Access Road intersection (PDF 11MB)

Huapai - SH16/Station Road intersection

A redesigned signalised intersection layout has replaced the previous gyratory design. 

The new proposal to connect Station Road and SH16 is at detailed design stage and has been agreed in principle by Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. 

The gyratory design has been changed due to the high level of investment required for an option that will not be needed when the Huapai bypass is built. 

The new proposal provides the shifting westwards and signalisation of the existing Station Rd intersection and to include new walking and cycling facilities along Station Rd. The upgrades will allow for the increased traffic, and to provide better safety for drivers and pedestrians. 

Improvements proposed for the SH16 and Station Road intersection include: 

  • upgraded intersection at Station Rd/SH16
  • realignment of Station Road intersection with SH16 approximately 40m west of its current position
  • signalised intersection at Station Rd/SH16
  • short right hand turning lane on SH16 eastbound approach into Station Road
  • short left hand turning lane on SH16 westbound approach into Station Road
  • cycling and pedestrian connections from Station Road to Main Road/SH16
  • improvements at Station Road intersection address issues related to safety and connectivity. 

Following a safety audit, the following changes have been made to the detailed design to include:

The additional changes we are proposing to the detailed design: 

  • Rubber speed cushions at vehicle crossing points and parking areas along the cycleway on Station Road. We are proposing to include them to ensure the cycleway is protected. These are consistent with the raised separators proposed along the cycleway.
  • 15 car parks have been added to service the school, with the six existing car park spaces remaining.
  • A new pedestrian refuge island at SH16 (near Trigg Road) has been proposed to improve connectivity to the bus stops.
  • Two future bus stop bays have been included in the proposed design for the provision of future bus services on Station Road.

Station Rd Huapai Improvements map December 2020.

Download the detailed designs for Station Road Huapai improvements (PDF 16.4MB)

Download the map showing the Station Road Huapai improvements (PDF 1.25MB)

Download detailed designs with detailed information about proposed raised island separators and rubber speed humps (PDF 1.14MB)

Additional information about the SHA

The Huapai Triangle Special Housing Area Roading Infrastructure Upgrade Project (Huapai SHA Project) responds to a requirement created by the Huapai Triangle Special Housing Area (SHA) of 1200 dwellings.

This SHA was permitted by the Government and Auckland Council in 2013. Signatories to the resulting contract were:

The Consenting Authorities:

  • Government.
  • Auckland Council.

The developers:

  • Todd Holdings Ltd. 
  • CABRA Developments.

Todd Developments has since withdrawn from the Special Housing Area.

The Infrastructure providers/owners:

  • Auckland Transport.
  • Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
  • KiwiRail.

History of the SHA

In 2014 the Government entered into a Housing Accord with Auckland Council to build Special Housing Areas (SHAs). The first of these was the Huapai Triangle Special Housing Area which provided for the building of 1200 dwellings in a triangle of land at Huapai, bounded by Station Road, Nobilo Road and the Auckland – Northland Railway.

In 2015, there was an agreement between Auckland Council, NZTA, KiwiRail, AT and the then developers, Todd Property Group and CABRA Developments to upgrade the existing roading infrastructure to support the Huapai SHA development (Todd subsequently withdrew).

An Infrastructure Funding Agreement (IFA) was signed in 2017 with CABRA. This creates a broad time-frame which AT must deliver in stages of the agreed works. At the time of the concord to create the SHA, a plan was agreed for upgrading of roading infrastructure to serve the new SHA.

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