Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing changes to Oteha Valley Road extension in Albany.
Project status: Consultation - feedback closed 10 November 2019
Project zone: North
The proposed changes on Oteha Valley Road extension near its intersection with Dairy Flat Highway include:
- An extension of the dual traffic lanes on the southern side of the road at its intersection with Dairy Flat Highway.
- Dual traffic lanes extended by just under 150 metres to outside 19 Oteha Valley Road extension;
- Both lanes will be available for all vehicles;
- The kerbside side lane will operate: 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
- On-street parking on the southern side of Oteha Valley Road extension will be unavailable during the operating hours of the kerbside traffic lane. Outside those hours the kerbside lane will resort back to on-street parking.
- The extension of the footpath on the northern side of the road towards Dairy Flat Highway.
Extension of dual traffic lanes
The additional traffic lane will reduce travel times and improve travel time reliability for buses and vehicles turning left at the Oteha Valley Road extension/Dairy Flat highway intersection. This is important because buses and general traffic are experiencing significant delays along this route. It is estimated that, on average, the project will save each left turning vehicle 1 minute 30 seconds.
The proposed traffic lane will reallocate road space during morning and evening peak traffic times from parking to general vehicles. Kerbside road space is a public asset and can serve a range of uses. Allocating this space to an additional peak hour traffic lane will benefit general traffic as well as bus passengers, therefore it will create a greater public benefit than if the space was only used for on-street parking.
Parking surveys show that the car parking is mainly being used for long-stay parking.
The footpath extension will improve pedestrian connectivity.
We wanted your feedback on the proposed changes. Local knowledge will give us a better understanding of the area and the community’s needs.
Feedback is now closed on this consultation.
Your feedback is important to us. A few weeks after public feedback closes, we will prepare a report on the feedback received which will be available on this page. Submitters who provide contact details will be notified when the report is available.