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Maunganui Road safety improvements

We’re working on plans to make Maunganui Road safer and more attractive.

Maunganui Road is a local road and we’re aiming to create a calmer, safer environment for everyone who travels through the area. We have designed traffic lanes and roundabouts in a way that encourages people who are driving to naturally reduce their speed. 

This work started in 2017 with improvements between Tawa Street and Sutherland Ave. We’re now planning similar projects between Sutherland Ave and Golf Road. The projects include traffic calming, safer biking facilities, pedestrian crossings, new roundabouts and more greenery in centre strips along the road.

These projects were intended to be completed between 2019 and 2020 depending on the location. However, 90% of the works have been put on hold until partnership funding from NZTA is confirmed. Additionally we are doing more modelling to ensure that our work will contribute to the best outcomes for the area.

Maunganui Road improvements concept plan stage 1 (232kb pdf)
Maunganui Road improvements concept plan stage 2 (220kb pdf)

Construction planned from March 2019 for 6 months*

Includes increased parking spaces, two new roundabouts, a 3m shared cycle and pedestrian path, and improved connections to Blake Park and Hinau Street.

*Please note: as this project is currently on hold, not all of the elements of Stage 1 will be delivered within the timeframe. Below we have indicated which elements will go ahead and which ones are on hold.

  • Will go-ahead according to plan:
    • Formalise the car parking, change some to angle parking and provide more than 100 additional parking spaces at Blake Park and the Mount Action Centre. We aim for completion end-July.
    • Improved pedestrian crossing points. Note: these will be in a temporary state until the remainder of the project will proceed. We will always ensure safe crossing.
  • On hold:

Detailed design - Hull Rd to Hinau Street - Roadmarking layout (1mb pdf)

Construction proposed for mid 2019 for 6 months*

Includes a new two-way separated cycleway and a grassed median with native trees. There are thousands of students using this area every day to get to school, with a high number already using bikes. Providing physically separated cycleways with easy access to the schools is an important part of improving safety of people using bikes.

*Please note: as this project is currently on hold, not all of the elements of Stage 2 will be able to be delivered within the timeframe. Below we have indicated which elements will go ahead and which ones are on hold.

  • Will go-ahead according to plan:
    • Safety improvements at the Golf Road and Maunganui Road roundabout. This includes:
      • Improved access for people on foot and bikes by realigning the crossing point further from the roundabout. This provides more visibility for motorists.
      • Improvements to railway crossing on Golf Road (between Maunganui Road and Newton Street), in collaboration with KiwiRail.
      • Improved connectivity on the north side of Golf Road to Links Ave for people on foot and bikes.
  • On hold:
    • Solid grassed median with native trees
    • Two-way physically separated cycleway on the beach side of the road.
    • Connection into the physically separated cycleway to be built on Golf Road
    • Improved intersection at Tui Street.
    • New pedestrian crossing on Tui Street
    • On-road bike lane on the railway side of the road.

This proposal provides the option to add in a bus lane in the future. There will be no change to the numbers of car parks provided in this location.

Proposed for 2020/2021*

*Please note: as this project is currently on hold, the exact timeframe of Stage 3 will be dependent on when we receive confirmation of NZTA partnership funding.

Includes a new two-way separated cycleway and a pedestrian crossing at Central Parade. Improvements for pedestrians at the Hull Road intersection and new traffic signals at Maunganui Road/Tweed Street. 

  • New traffic signals at Maunganui Road/Tweed Street intersection 
  • Roadmarking improvements 

Proposed for 2021/2022*

*Please note: as this project is currently on hold, the exact timeframe of Stage 4 will be dependent on when we receive confirmation of NZTA partnership funding.

  • Includes a grassed median strip with native trees and on road cycle paths on either side of the road.
  • A new intersection layout at Puriri and Matai Streets.

Last Reviewed: 04/07/2019
 

 
 

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