A number of solutions were considered as part of this interim measure including banning right-turns from SH16 onto the C/R Highway.
A right-turn ban would have a high impact on Taupaki roundabout due to the high afternoon peak volumes of people making this turn, as well as at the weekend. It would significantly decrease the efficiency of the Taupaki roundabout. A right turn into C/R can also be done safely given the existing right turn bay for motorists waiting to turn.
The existing bus route that Auckland Transport runs, as well as school buses, currently use this intersection to turn right onto C/R Highway. Banning right turns would negatively impact these services.
It will also have a negative impact on the nearby retail businesses and may also lead to unsafe U-turn movements on SH16.
We have heard from members of the community that some people already use Taupaki roundabout to turn right instead of the C/R intersection. The banning of right-turn movements out of C/R highway may encourage more people to use Taupaki roundabout for all movements in and out of this area.