Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is looking at providing bus lanes to increase bus reliability and improve bus journey times along SH75 Halswell Road between Dunbars and Curletts Roads.
Our project designers and safety engineers have recommended that the proposed raised median from Augustine Drive/Monsaraz Boulevard to Curletts Road is extended from Augustine Drive/Monsaraz Boulevard through to Dunbars Road to reduce the risk of potential right turning crashes.
This follows further technical safety assessments and a review of the potential land use in the area. The continued residential growth in the south west suburbs and development of land along this section of Halswell Road likely to begin soon will add pressure to the roading environment. Finding a gap in the traffic to turn right from properties and streets will be increasingly challenging and dangerous.
The raised median creates a safer environment, and the safer way to turn right will be by using designated signalised intersections, including the new intersection with traffic lights proposed at Aidanfield Drive.
We appreciate this is a change in the proposal we shared with the community and wanted to let you know about this as soon as possible. We are also talking directly to the affected landowners along this stretch of Halswell Road.
If you have any questions about this, please email the project team: Halswell.Road@nzta.govt.nz
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