Flightys and Murphys Road roundabout
At Flightys / Murphys Road there is currently a bus stop on each side of SH58. The new design has a dedicated bus bay off the road, alongside the new roundabout. This allows for up to three buses to park and transfer students between buses. The area, separated from the main road, means multiple children can transfer safely. Currently these transfers occur at the large bus stop area at Moonshine Road. Within the bus bay, there is space for up to 9-10 cars to park to drop off and collect students. New bus shelters will be installed.
At Moonshine Road the bus stops are currently all on the northern side of SH58. The new design has bus stops with bus shelters on both sides of SH58 on the approaches to the roundabout. There is also room for 3-4 cars to be parked on the eastern side of Moonshine Road. We are investigating an additional facility on the western side of Moonshine Road.
Indicative visualisation of the Moonshine Road roundabout
At both roundabouts there will be improved lighting, clear signage, and pedestrian refuges in the middle of the road to improve the safety of people crossing the road at these locations. There will be shared paths at the roundabouts and extending short distances along SH58. These paths provide an alternative off-road option for cyclists through the roundabouts, as well as a path for people walking to access the bus stops. Median barriers will be installed and there will be low level planting in the middle of the roundabout, so drivers can easily see across the roundabout.
Alternative turn arounds
Road safety barriers give you a second chance, so a simple mistake on the road doesn’t cost a life. Barriers stop your vehicle before it hits something harder – like a tree, a power pole or an oncoming vehicle.
Installing a median safety barrier means that some right turns will be removed and some of the roads that connect to SH58 will become left-in/left-out only.
While some people living and working along SH58 will have very little change to their access, others will have a few minutes added to their journeys.