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Project introduction

A project to improve safety and efficiency for road users on the stretch of State Highway 16 between Brigham Creek and Waimauku in Auckland.

  • Estimated project cost

    $43 million
  • Project type

    Safety improvements
  • Project status

    Design

Project updates

Purpose

To make the section of State Highway 16 between Brigham Creek and Waimauku and its roadside more forgiving of human error, reducing the risk of serious or fatal injuries when cars leave the road or cross the centre line. 

 

Benefits

The project will improve safety within the project extents, helping to reduce serious crashes resulting in death and serious injuries. The project will also improve efficiency, ahead of other major infrastructure build projects being progressed in the longer term. 

About the project

Improvements to the state highway under consideration include providing wider centre median strips  and shoulders, installing median and/or side barriers, rumble strips, improved road markings and signage, and intersection upgrades such as the Coatesville-Riverhead Highway intersection. Realigning curves and adding turning lanes are other options which will also be considered.

The Safe Roads Alliance is starting investigations to urgently reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries resulting from crashes within the project extents. The project will introduce short-to medium-term solutions that help with safety and efficiency, ahead of other longer-term major infrastructure projects to be delivered through the Transport for Future Urban Growth (external link) programme. It will also coordinate with projects in the Kumeu, Huapai and Waimauku urban centres along SH16 to ensure consistency in standards and treatment.

Community consultation

In December 2016 the community was asked to provide their valuable insights into the assessments of a range of short listed solutions for this project. An online survey and a series of updated posters were available to view (external link) before completing the survey.  The survey closed on 20 December 2016.

The next step is for the project team to analyse the community’s feedback and use it to help inform the selection of a recommended design.  Approvals and applications for any applicable resource consents will take place in 2017, with updates regularly provided to the community along the way.

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