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Murphys Road upgrade project updates Murphys Road upgrade project updates

2019


8 November

Road closure information

In December 2019, we will begin an important stage of the upgrade project that will see the existing culverts that run under Murphys Road replaced with a three barrel culvert.

When developing a plan to complete this significant piece of work as quickly as possible, our engineers looked at a range of options and considered social, economic and traffic management factors. As a result, the team put together a plan that will enable the culverts to be constructed safely and efficiently, while maintaining continued access to homes and schools in the work area. However, despite the best efforts of the planning team Murphys Road will be closed to all through traffic from 1 December 2019 to early-March 2020.

Murphys Road Closure Information:

  • Murphys Road will be closed to through traffic between 1 December and early-March
  • Murphys Road will be closed between Flat Bush School Road and Ormiston Road.
  • There will be no access to Murphys Road from Geranium Ave or Kerrykeel Drive.
  • Alternative routes will be clearly signposted on surrounding streets.
  • Access to Tyndale Park Christian School will be maintained with its own detour route.

Tyndale Park Christian School

  • Access to Tyndale Park Christian School and is maintained via Murphys Road from Horsefields Drive and Koropa Road.

Timmer Road Access

  • Access to Timmer Road is maintained via Murphys Road from Horsefields Drive and Koropa Road.

Murphys Road closure detour map
Murphys Road closure detour map.


23 August

Murphys Road upgrade – Traffic lane switch

To complete the road widening works on the western side of Murphy’s Road, Auckland Transport and its contractor Fulton Hogan will temporarily divert traffic access to the eastern side of Murphys Road.

When: Late August 2019 for up to 4 months (weather dependent).

During this time, single northbound and southbound lanes will be maintained.

  • Follow the detour signage and traffic controllers for your safety. Footpath access will be sign-posted.
  • There may be instances when pedestrians may be asked to use the other side of the road for their safety. We expect these detours will take an extra 5 to 10 minutes, so plan this into your daily activities.

Work Site Safety

We ask that you keep out from entering any fenced off area as this is a live worksite; remind all younger members of your household.

Horsefield Road Access

The new traffic layout will allow Horsefield’s Road to re-open for traffic access, however there will be no access to Kerrykeel Drive and Geranium Ave from Murphys Roadon Hogan.

Image: Road works on eastern side of Murphys Road.
Image: Road works on eastern side of Murphys Road.

Image: Road works on eastern side of Murphys Road.
Image: Road works on eastern side of Murphys Road.


30 April

Murphys Road Upgrade – Horsefields Drive Temporary Road Closure

In order to widen the eastern side of Murphys Road, Horsefields Drive will be temporarily closed off to vehicle access leading on to Murphys Road.

When: 29th April 2019 for up to 3 months

*Please note the end date is approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.

How will the works affect you?

  • Horsefield Drive: No right turn on Murphys Road leading onto Hoursefield Drive. No Right Turn sign and detour will be in place to divert traffic. Residents should access their properties from Flat Bush School Road.
  • Traffic Detour: Alternative vehicle access and detour will be in place in and out via Flat Bush School Road. We ask that you please follow the detour signage and traffic controllers for your safety.
  • Pedestrian Access: A temporary gravel footpath access will be open the on eastern side of Murphys Road from Horsefield Drive to Flat Bush School Road to ensure there is open access for pedestrians. However, there may be instances when pedestrian may be asked to use the other side of the road for their safety.

29 March

Pedestrian detour and traffic layout

As part of the Murphys Road upgrade works, Auckland Transport and its contractor Fulton Hogan is about to start widening the existing road from Ormiston Road to Flat Bush School Road to a new two lane road with a shared path, drainage and safety improvements.

Temporary pedestrian access closure

In order to complete the road widening works a section of Murphys Road must be temporarily closed to pedestrian access from 20 March until mid-2019 between Flat Bush School Road and Geranium Avenue.

During this time, detour routes will be in place for alternative pedestrian access:

  • Follow the detour signage and traffic controllers for your safety. Footpath access will be sign-posted.
  • There may be instances when pedestrians may be asked to use the other side of the road for their safety.
  • We ask that you keep out from entering into any fenced off area as this is a live worksite; remind all younger members of your household.
  • We expect these detours will take an extra 5 to 10 minutes, so plan this into your daily activities.

Kerrykeel Drive

No right turn bay on Murphys Road leading onto Kerrykeel Drive:

  • No Right Turn signage and detour will be in place to divert traffic.
  • Residents should access their properties from either Ormiston Road or Flat Bush School Road.
  • The planned work should not disrupt your utility supply. In the unlikely event that a planned power outage is required, we will notify you in advance.

Pedestrian detours and traffic access map

Download the pedestrian detours and traffic access map (PDF 173KB).