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Manurewa (Area 2) safety improvements Manurewa (Area 2) safety improvements

Auckland Transport (AT) are proposing to make road safety improvements on residential streets in Manurewa (Area 2) to provide a safer environment for all road users.

Project status: Consultation - open until 31 March 2021 - last updated 16 March 2021.
Project zone: South

Project overview

Manurewa (Area 2) road safety improvement is the second area-wide speed calming project in Manurewa.

We aim to reduce vehicle speeds by installing a combination of speed-calming measures such as speed humps, raised tables, and zebra crossings where justified.

The improvements are proposed for within the area contained by Mahia Road, Great South Road and Weymouth Road, as shown on the map below.

Find out how we will make our streets safer with our Residential Speed Management programme.

These improvements are part of AT's commitment to reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads by 60% over the next 10 years.

This project is partly funded by the Regional Fuel Tax and supported by the Manurewa Local Board.

What we identified in Manurewa (Area 2)

We have identified various areas for road safety improvements, Manurewa (Area 2) has been prioritised based on these factors:

  • Safety concerns raised by residents
  • Local Crash Analysis System (CAS) data – 131 crashes in the last five years
  • Vehicle speeds on key roads in Manurewa (Area 2) are in excess of the current speed limits
  • The three highest speeds recorded were in excess of 121km/h on Rimu Road, McDivitt Street and Coxhead Road
  • Location of community facilities (schools, shops, parks and community centres).

The speed calming measures proposed for the area will help to create a slower speed environment, which is safer for everyone. This will help to reduce the risks of accidents, serious injuries and death as well as make the streets safer for pedestrians, encouraging people to walk and cycle more.

Road safety improvements

The project aims to reduce vehicle speeds on local residential streets in Manurewa (Area 2) we are planning on installing a combination of speed calming measures including:

  • raised table zebra crossings
  • raised swedish style speed tables
  • standard raised tables
  • speed humps
  • entry treatment in the form of red coloured surfacing.

Learn more about speed calming measures and their benefits.

The improvements will require the removal of 8 to 10 car parks where zebra crossings and raised tables are proposed, as well as the moving of some bus stops and at some intersections, for safety and visibility reasons.

Our transportation engineers have selected the type and location of each proposed safety
measure based on a variety of criteria. These include:

  • Proximity to schools or other locations where there are a higher number of people walking or on bikes.
  • International best practice guidelines for positioning measures to reduce speed in residential areas.
  • Space available between driveways and/or bus stops.
  • Whether roads are bus routes.
  • See the map for proposed locations.

Overview map

Manurewa (Area 2) overview map 1.

Manurewa (Area 2) overview map 2.

The locations of speed calming improvements for your street, shown in detailed plans in the table below:

Road names in italics are roads with no changes proposed.

Road name Drawing
Beaumonts Way Drawing set 1 (PDF 24MB, 15 pages)
Blossom Lane
Christmas Road
Beaumonts Way extension
Hollingrigg Place
Olive Street
Rogers Road Drawing set 2 (PDF 27MB, 16 pages)
Churchill Avenue
Hutt Road
Totara Road
Rimu Road
Bowater Place Drawing set 3 (PDF 37MB, 22 pages)
Saints Court
Percival Street
Buller Crescent
Tui Crescent
Kita Road
Albertson Place
Puriri Road
Kohiwi Road
Tawa Crescent
Coxhead Road Drawing set 4 (PDF 37MB, 22 pages)
Thompson Terrace
Morrin Street
Claymore Street
O'connell Street
Mountfort Street
Solo Place
William Avenue
Kirton Crescent
Coles Place
Friedlanders Road Drawing set 5 (22MB, 13 pages)
Eddowes Street
Dr Pickering Avenue
Astor Place
Mcdivitt Street
Sykes Road Drawing set 6 (PDF 31MB, 19 pages)
Ashmere Lane
Celmisia Place
Bernina Place
Zurich Place
Rhine Place
Senecio Place
Anglers Way
Glenveagh Park Drive
Bohola Rise
Belleek Close
Derryveagh Lane
Carn Place
Loughinisland Place
Castlefinn Drive
Woodside Road
Kevale Place
Nield Road
Boon Street
Grebe Road
Southview Place

Have your say

Listening to what you have to say is important to us. Your local knowledge can help us make better decisions, so together we can achieve the best outcomes for your neighbourhood.
You can help by telling us what you think about the revised proposal and what changes, if any, you would make.

Give feedback on the Manurewa (area 2) road safety improvements safety improvements

Feedback closes 31 March 2021.

Come talk to us

You can speak to the project team in person. Just turn up at any time during our drop-in sessions and our team will be there to answer any questions you have:

  • Wednesday 24 March, 2pm to 5pm, Leabank Primary School, 7 Doctor Pickering Avenue, Manurewa.

Feedback sessions can only be held when Auckland is at Covid-19 Alert Level 1.

After feedback closes

We’ll listen to all the feedback we receive, and together with your community representatives decide the best way to move forward.

  • If you provided your email or address with your feedback, we will share the outcome with you.
  • Should the proposal go ahead, we’ll let you know when to expect construction. We will work closely with community representatives to make sure traffic and noise are well managed.

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