To improve safety for pedestrians, the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Transport plan to install a set of traffic lights outside 1601-1605 and 1600-1602 Great North Road in Waterview.
Project status: Consultation - Public feedback closed on 25 March 2020.
Project zone: Central
It is important that a safe crossing location is provided at this location as there are currently high volumes of pedestrians crossing this section of road in what is a high crash area. Providing safe crossing locations is important to the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Transport, as we work to make our communities safer for all road users. This project is funded by the Albert-Eden Local Board’s transport capital fund.
In addition to the traffic lights, we also plan to:
- Install skid resistant surfacing leading up to the traffic lights - outside 1607 and 1605 on the northbound lane and outside 1596 and 1598 on the southbound lane.
- Install new 'traffic signals ahead' warning signs outside 1580-1584 Great North Road as well as 1611a – 1613 Great North Road. In addition, we also propose a 'traffic signals ahead on right' sign outside 1 and 1b Fairlands Avenue.
- Where required, trim some of the lower branches of some trees outside your properties to ensure road signs are visible, in particular the tree at 1602 Great North Road which is currently obstructing the 'high crash risk enforcement area sign'.
- Upgrade the street lighting at and leading up to the traffic lights.
We expect construction to begin at the end of May and last for six weeks - weather permitting. The majority of the work will be carried out in the daytime but there will be some night works which will be communicated to you once the details have been finalised and prior to work commencing.
Public feedback on the traffic lights on Great North Road closed 25 March 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. We are now analysing your comments. We will create a public feedback report which summarises the feedback received, provides responses to the issues and questions people have raised and outlines the project outcome. We will publish the report on this page and notify submitters when it is available.