Tāmaki Drive improvements get the go-ahead

Last Updated : 31 Jan 2017
Tamaki Drive improvements get the go-ahead
An artist's impression of the new safety improvements.

An independent hearings panel has given the go-ahead for safety improvements at one of Auckland's most dangerous intersections.

Twenty-one crashes have been recorded at the intersection of Tāmaki Drive and Ngapipi Road in the past five years, with 13 resulting in injury. Tāmaki-Ngapipi is ranked number 10 on the national top 100 list of crash risk intersections.

Andrew Scoggins, Auckland Transport's Group Manager Major Capital, says Auckland Transport has successfully applied for resource consent for the work.

"We plan to re-configure the traffic lanes to make it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. We will put in traffic signals and on-road cycle lanes on Tāmaki Drive – these works are essential to make this intersection safer."

Mr Scoggins says there will also be improvements to lighting, signage, the pedestrian crossings and an upgrade to the stormwater infrastructure.

"The intersection is very busy with 30,000 vehicles using it every day and the upgrade will make it much safer."

Work on the $7 million upgrade is scheduled to start in April.

Find out more about the Tāmaki Drive/Ngapipi Road intersection upgrade

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