To improve safety for pedestrians, the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Transport plan to install a set of traffic lights outside 649-653 and 632 New North Road, Mount Albert.
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 on their way to Morningside train station. Providing safe access to public transport is important to the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Transport, as we work to make our communities safer for all road users. At present, it is a very dangerous place to cross and sadly, people have been hurt on this section of road. 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 - starting at the boundary of 661 and 653 on the northern side of New North Road and outside 632 on the southern side.
- Install a new 'traffic signals ahead' warning signs outside 665 and 628 New North Road. In addition, we also propose a 'traffic signals ahead on right' sign on Wolseley Street, parallel to the property at 645 New North Road.
- Improve the street lighting where the traffic lights will be and on both sides of the road for 200 metres either side of the traffic lights – from just before Rocky Nook Avenue to just before Inwood Street.
- Where required, trim some of the lower branches of some trees outside your properties so that road signs can be seen and cut back vegetation to allow for the full width of the footpath to be used.
In order to install the traffic lights, we will need to remove 15 on-street parking spaces. We conducted a parking survey which found that there is sufficient alternative off-street parking nearby – motorists will be able to find alternative spaces within 100 metres.
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. There may be some high noise works from rock breaking to install the traffic signals.
Public feedback on the traffic lights on New 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.