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.
What's happening, and when
July - December 2017
Consultation with landowners and the community to present the proposed design and double check we’ve got it right.
August - September 2017
Community open days.
October – November 2017
Seek final approval so we can finalise the design and start the work.