Auckland Transport (AT) is making changes to Oteha Valley Road Extension in Albany.
- Read about the project details and benefits.
- Download the project plans.
- Read the report on Public Feedback.
Project status: Detailed design
Project zone: North
The changes released for public feedback on Oteha Valley Road extension near its intersection with Dairy Flat Highway included:
- 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.
After considering public feedback, we decided to proceed with the project, subject to the following changes:
- The project design will be amended to fill in all the gaps in the footpath on Oteha Valley Road Extension near its intersection with Dairy Flat Highway.
- The project design will be amended to widen the footpath where there is road berm available on the south side of Oteha Valley Road Extension.
Extension of dual traffic lanes
Extension of dual traffic lanes:
- 34 buses per day will benefit from the clearway. 5-6 buses per hour use Oteha Valley Road Extension during the operating hours of the clearway.
- 1 minute and 30 seconds is the estimated time, on average, the clearway will save buses (and other left turning vehicles) during peak traffic times. This will improve journey times and bus reliability.
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.
From the 21 October to 10 November 2019 the public were invited to provide feedback on proposed changes to Oteha Valley Road Extension in Albany.
Auckland Transport carefully considered the feedback and made two changes to the proposal. The report on public feedback provides an overview of the project, summarises the feedback received, provides responses to key feedback themes and outlines the resulting changes to the proposal.
The changes to Oteha Valley Road Extension will be implemented in March or April 2020