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Greerton traffic safety improvements

We’re upgrading the intersection at Cameron Road and Chadwick Road to make it safer for everyone who moves through this area.

Help us make Greerton Village safer to get around

We have been working hard on developing and reviewing options to help improve Greerton village roads for everyone – people walking, on bikes, on mobility scooters and in cars. 

We engaged with the community in July 2017. A display was up at the Greerton Library for a week with all the information about the preferred options, we directly mailed local residents with a brochure and we hosted two drop-in sessions with Tauranga City Council and NZTA staff at the Greerton Library. We shared the option that we believe is the best to deliver all of the desired outcomes, and provided feedback forms.

The community consultation period for the Greerton Village safer to get around has now concluded and we are moving into the construction phase. 

Contact us on info@tauranga.govt.nz or 07 5777 000 for more information.

Key dates 

Construction started in March 2018 and is due for completion between 1 October to 30 November.

Greerton roading improvements poster (2mb pdf)

Periods of ‘no construction activity’ on site:

  • Good Friday – Easter Monday (30 March – 2 April)
  • The works will be phased to minimise disruptions, and also to accommodate the Cherry Blossom Festival in September 2018.

The main changes as a result of the project within the Village are:

  • Accessibility and safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Removal of merge areas and reduction to single lanes at Cornwall St and Chadwick Road round-abouts on Cameron Road
  • A new round-about at the intersection of Cameron Road and Pooles Rd.
  • Closure of right turn out of Cornwall Street round-about will be undertaken on a trial basis for a 4 week period and monitored using cameras. If the trial is successful the right turn will be removed permanently.
  • Construction of a solid median island on Cameron Road between Cornwall St and Chadwick Road
  • Construction of a solid median island on Chadwick Road between Cameron Road and Greerton Road
  • Relocation and signalisation of the Cameron Road pedestrian crossing between Cornwall St and Chadwick Road
  • Construction of a solid median island on Cameron Road between Chadwick Road and Pooles Road

Please note: Since the public consultation we’ve been trialling the removal of the right turn out of Cornwall Street. We’ve used cameras to monitor the queues and the traffic movements. Results have shown that the trial is working well:  people are driving at more consistent speeds through the village, there’s less conflict at the roundabout, and the area is safer for people who are walking and using mobility scooters. We’re going to make the trial permanent at the end of May 2018, so the right turn out of Cornwall Street will be permanently removed. 

Why are these improvements needed?

The Cameron Road and Chadwick Road roundabout is ranked as the 2nd worst local road location in the city in terms of serious, minor and non-injury crashes. Overall in the last five years, there have been 70 crashes in the local area; 2 of these were serious crashes which involved a pedestrian and a cyclist. The crash trend is increasing with 23 crashes in 2016 (prior to this the average number of crashes was about 8 per year). 

To improve the safety for people in Greerton, we are proposing to reduce the number of ‘conflict’ areas by taking away some traffic movements (such as U-turns and the right turn from Cornwall Street), providing signalised pedestrian crossings, and cycle facilities. Full access will be maintained to properties, but some right turn movements will now need to be made at the roundabouts.

Desired outcomes

  • Improve general road safety of the Cameron Rd/Chadwick Rd intersection
  • Improve safety to people moving through the area by foot, bike or mobility scooter
  • Protect most of the trees 
  • Provide additional greenspace and trees
  • Provide new cycle facilities 
  • Retain ‘village feel’ 
  • New ‘hot mix’ road surface

In 2015 Council prepared a concept plan to replace the roundabout on the intersection of Cameron and Chadwick Roads with traffic lights. After meeting with the community in November 2015 and hearing all of the concerns, Council recognized that this concept would not achieve all of the desired outcomes as Greerton’s ‘village feel’ would be undermined. We have spent the last 18 months evaluating a significant number of different options, which we believed could resolve the main safety issues in this area. This work included safety assessments and engineering reviews. Throughout this time, we have been working with the Greerton Village Community Association to make sure the chosen option meets the community’s needs.

A3 Concept Plan (69kb pdf) Engineering Plan (2.5mb pdf)

Frequenty asked questions

Frequently asked questions (175kb pdf)


Last Reviewed: 05/06/2018
 
 

 
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