Auckland Transport (AT) will be making road safety improvements on local residential streets in the Te Atatu South area to provide a safer environment for all road users.
Project status: Consultation - closed 18 November 2018.
Project zone: West.
What we identified in Te Atatu South
We have identified various areas for road safety improvements, Te Atatu South has been prioritised based on these factors:
- Safety concerns raised by local residents.
- Local crash data shows 31 crashes in the project area.
- Vehicle speeds on key roads in Te Atatu South are in excess of the current speed limit.
- The highest speed recorded was in excess of 121km/h on School Road and Flanshaw Road.
- Location of schools, local shops, community facilities and parks, where people walk and cycle frequently.
Download the crash history map for Te Atatu South (PDF 885KB) - depicts the location of 31 crashes in the last 5 years.
Planned road safety improvements
To reduce vehicle speeds on local residential streets in Te Atatu South we are planning on installing a combination of speed calming measures such as:
- speed humps,
- speed tables (some may have zebra crossings),
- raised intersections,
- and entry signage.
Some parking may need to be removed as a result of these measures being installed and some bus stops will be relocated, see detailed plans.
The proposed speed calming measures will also enable the speed limit in the project area to be reduced to 30km/h in the future - as a part of the upcoming speed limit bylaw change.
We will make these improvements south-west of the North-Western Motorway, bound by Te Atatu and Edmonton roads to the south and Central Park Drive and Henderson Creek to the west. This project does not include Te Atatu Road, Edmonton Road and Central Park Drive as these are arterial roads.
The locations of speed calming improvements for your street, shown in detailed plans:
- Download the proposed plans and locations of the speed calming measures in Te Atatu South (PDF 5.28MB, 6 pages).
- Download the updated plans and locations of the speed calming measures in Te Atatu South (PDF 5.30MB, 6 pages).
Construction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2019.
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.
We consulted on this proposal from Tuesday 23 October to Sunday 18 November 2018, we wanted to understand if there were any issues or concerns that needed to be taken into consideration, your thoughts about the proposal and any changes you would like to make. Your local knowledge gave us a better understanding of the area and helped us make improvements.
We received 188 submissions (feedback responses), thank you to everyone who gave feedback on this consultation.
Construction will start in early April 2019 and is expected to be completed by July 2019. An AT appointed contractor will send notices detailing the start of construction work and timelines.
Please note that there will be some preparatory work prior to construction starting to check for underground services, utilities, etc.