- 22 November 2023
- Written by Shawna
Changes are coming!
No one likes to be inconvenienced during their travel, especially when a short 2-minute trip turns into a 10-minute delay, however, with the growth in our population and the increase in vehicles travelling on our roads, upgrades to our major intersections must happen.
We communicated the proposals in August last year and now work is underway.
The first of these planned upgrades has been completed with the introduction of a raised pedestrian crossing at Edinburgh Street & Massey/ Wesley Street. Although controversially situated in close proximity to a roundabout, the benefits of providing a safe crossing space for pedestrians certainly outweigh the pain of having to wait or be slowed down by giving way.
Below you will find updates on each of the 4 new roading upgrades that will be happening within the ring road over the coming months. If you have any questions regarding these projects, please get in touch with Auckland Transport at 09 355 3553, or the project manager, Paul of Dempsy Wood at 0275913747.
Pedestrian Crossing Upgrades
If you have any questions regarding these projects, please contact Auckland Transport on xxx, or the Project manager, Paul of Dempsy Wood on xx
The minor intersection works at the King/Queen/West/Seddon intersection will commence on Sunday night 26th November - Scheduled between 10.00 pm and 5.00 am. Note, no parking or road closures will occur outside of these hours.
King & Edinburgh Street
The minor intersection works at Edinburgh/King are now scheduled for nights commencing Sunday, January 16th. Works are scheduled between 10.00pm and 5.00am. Note, no parking or road closures will occur outside of these hours.
Tobin, Edinburgh & Stadium Drive
The major intersection works at Tobin, Edinburgh &Stadium are scheduled to commence with road closures on Stadium/ Tobin, on Monday 8th January, completion on 1st February, followed by closures on Edinburgh St 2nd February - project Completion by the end of February 2024.
Instillation to commence end of February 2024
Auckland Transport will be installing new traffic signals at :
- East Street and Stadium Drive
- King Street, Stadium Drive, Massey Avenue and Manukau Road.
We know these roads are used by local traffic, heavy trucks, tractors, and people driving in from Tuakau, Bombay, and further away. There are safety issues, a lack of pedestrian crossings, and increasing congestion.
We are also aware of the large numbers of people walking along these roads to get to the bus and train stations, schools, and through the town centre.
Evaluating these intersections as one connected piece of the road network is essential. The intersections are only 80m apart, which means that how one performs affects the performance of the other.
The traffic signals are not a stand-alone project, but part of the 10-year development strategy plan for the Pukekohe Town Centre, in partnership with Eke Panuku, the Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council, and mana whenua.