Resource consent has been granted for works to improve the safety and amenity of the Tāmaki Drive/ Ngapipi Road intersection, and Auckland Transport will start work in April.
This intersection has been in the top 10 of the country’s most dangerous intersections, with a high number of injuries resulting from accidents.
The new design of the intersection addresses this by including traffic signals and by providing more space in the road corridor for each of the different transport modes: vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
The traffic lights will be optimised by Auckland Transport’s control centre to ensure that traffic flows through the intersection efficiently.
The design also reflects the priorities set out in the 2013 Tāmaki Drive Master Plan.
These included improving safety and connections to the sea, to create a family-friendly walking and cycling route.
Ōrākei Ward Councillor Desley Simpson says, “This is a much-needed investment on the gateway to our wonderful eastern beaches."
“I am looking forward to seeing many people using this stretch of the road safely for recreation and enjoyment without detrimental effects to the flow of vehicle traffic."
"This is the vision of the Tāmaki Drive Master Plan and it is great to see work that delivers on it.”