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Current Roading Projects

Roading Projects

We look after Porirua City’s roading network and make sure it is safe for people to use. We also manage traffic flows within the city and keep streets clean.

Our road network covers 295 kilometres of sealed roads, 23 bridges, five footbridges, almost 400 kilometres of kerb and channel, four kilometres of culverts, 44,500 traffic signs, three sets of traffic signals and 14 car parking lots.

Current Roading Projects

Following a process of consultation, a range of road safety improvements are now planned for Awatea Street, as well as the two intersections at Arawhata Street / Awatea Street and Awatea Street / Mungavin Avenue. 

Construction is expected to start in late April/early May 2020 (subject to contractor availability).

In 2018, and again in November/December 2019, Porirua City Council consulted with residents on Awatea Street and surrounding streets on a range of road safety proposals to address known speeding issues.

The feedback received prompted further modifications to the proposals, and a final plan has now been developed which will see:

  • The development of a raised courtesy crossing to improve the existing informal pedestrian crossing near the kindergarten on Awatea Street. This will make it safer for pedestrians, as well as reduce the speed of vehicles.
  • The upgrade of the intersection at Awatea/Arawhata Street to improve road and pedestrian safety
  • The upgrade of the intersection of Awatea Street/Mungavin Ave to improve road and pedestrian safety

Download the Awatea Street road safety improvements plans

Speed Survey

Speed surveys were undertaken during 2018 at two locations near the kindergarten and near the Arawhata Street/Awatea Street intersection. The data shows that 43% of traffic passing the kindergarten was travelling in excess of 50km/h, while at the Arawhata Street & Awatea Street intersection around 18% of vehicles were exceeding 50km/h. Crash data from Awatea Street over the past 10 years shows us that there have been;

  • 4 non-injury crashes on Awatea Street; and
  • 4 non-injury crashes on Arawhata Street, near the intersection with Awatea Street.

If you’d like to know more about this project please contact Claire Giblin, Customer Liaison Manager – Transport, on email at claire.giblin@poriruacity.govt.nz

The project to rehabilitate this street has proven to be more challenging than expected following the discovery of substandard base material in some sections of the road. 

A drainage upgrade was completed last year and work to start fixing the road revealed that the base material, about a metre below the road, is much softer than initial testing indicated.  

This has required new treatment options to be designed to ensure these sections of the road have a good solid base to build on.  Those designs have now been done and construction is underway but is still proving to be challenging.

If you have any questions about this project please contact Johannes Ferreira, Porirua City Council’s Maintenance Project Engineer on 021 955 170.


 

Parking and road safety changes around Paremata School

A range of new parking restrictions have been introduced to improve road safety around Paremata School.

The changes on Paremata Crescent and Station Road were developed in consultation with the school, local community and Paremata Residents Association.

The aim is to ease parking congestion and create space for school children to be dropped off and picked up safely during the busy morning and afternoon periods. 

The changes on Paremata Crescent include:

  • Creation of a P2 drop off and pick up zone directly outside Paremata School that operates from 8.30am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
  • Extending the yellow no-parking lines either side of the pedestrian crossing on Paremata Cres opposite Paremata School to improve visibility,
  • Prohibiting all parking directly opposite the school from 8.30am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

The changes on Station Road include:

  • Extending the short-term parking times in the cul-de-sac to allow parents longer to park while dropping and picking up school children.  These are now 8.30am-9am and 2.45pm to 3.30pm.
  • Creating perpendicular parks at the end of the cul-de-sac to create more parking spaces.
  • Extending the yellow no-parking lines around the cul-de-sac to ensure there is ample space for turning and parking vehicles.

 

Take a look at the plans for:

 

New parking restrictions for the business area of Paremata Crescent and Papakowhai Road

New parking restrictions have also been introduced through this busy section of Paremata Cres and Papakowhai Road in response to concerns about congestion, and all-day commuter parking restricting parking access.

 

These changes include:

  • The creation of a P60 zone adjacent to businesses on Paremata Cres that operates Monday to Friday 8-6pm. This is aimed at preventing commuters parking all day to free the space up for visitors to the local businesses and residences
  • The creation of a P5 loading zone outside the business at 5 Paremata Crescent.
  • Extending the yellow no-parking lines along Papakowhai Cres to Brora Cres to improve traffic flow and safety through this narrow section of road.

 

Take a look at the plans for Paremata Crescent