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Royal Oak roundabout upgrade Royal Oak roundabout upgrade

Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing to upgrade the Royal Oak roundabout, to make it a safer destination to travel through.


Project status: Consultation - closed Sunday 6 October.
Project zone: Central


Project overview

Auckland Transport is proposing to upgrade the Royal Oak roundabout, to make it a safer destination to travel through. Currently there is a high-number of crashes, and near-misses at the roundabout.

There have been 61 crashes in the last five years (2014-2018) within a 50-metre radius, this includes one fatal, one serious and 14 minor injury crashes.

There are also a high-number of near-misses, potentially daily, that go unreported.

We are committed to making safety improvements for all road users, and the proposed upgrade to the roundabout will help achieve this.

Royal Oak roundabout upgrade artists impression
Image: Royal Oak roundabout upgrade artists impression.

Project benefits and proposed improvements

  • Changes to the shape of the roundabout, with a new island design that directs traffic to stay within the lane, allowing road users to choose their lane prior to entering the roundabout.
  • Replacement of painted median markings with raised traffic islands.
  • Construction of raised speed tables from existing zebra crossings. The approach from Mount Albert Road already includes a raised speed table.
  • New road markings and signage before entering the roundabout, giving drivers more time to decide which lane to enter.
  • Safer, and slower environment for all road users, including vulnerable road users.

Royal Oak roundabout upgrade map
Royal Oak roundabout - Proposed improvements

Timeline

  • 13 September to 6 October - public consultation.
  • September - November 2019 - public feedback considered.
  • Mid 2020 - construction.

Public engagement


Public engagement on the Royal Oak roundabout closed 5pm, Sunday 6 October.

Download the Royal Oak roundabout upgrade plans (PDF 3.1MB)

Next steps

We will prepare a report on the feedback received and any changes made to the proposal, which we will publish on this page. If you provide your contact details when you give us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.

Construction is likely to take place from mid 2020.


For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport