Raiha Street / Broken Hill

Kenepuru, raiha street, broken hill

Meeting objective

To finalise the Recommended Option


High risk of a crash due to the combination of:

  • Excessively wide conflict area, ie the likelihood of a left turning vehicle colliding with a cyclist travelling up Raiha St is high.
  • Slip lane design not ‚Äúsafe system‚ÄĚ ie a vehicle turning left into Broken Hill Rd may obscure a following vehicle from motorists waiting to turn right from Broken Hill Rd.
  • Increased traffic volumes (Porirua Adventure Park/Transmission Gully)


Kenepuru Corridor

The aim is to provide continued safe access to all businesses and road users using the Kenepuru Corridor for now and in the future.

Raiha St/Broken Hill Rd

Consideration of feedback received at the December 2019 Stakeholder meeting

  • Numerous heavy vehicles
  • Over dimension vehicle route
  • Cycling route
  • No crashes within 30m of intersection 2015-2019.

Recommended Option

Stage 1 (Immediate)

  • Channelised intersection, reduced risk.
  • Dual lane Exit
  • Proposed traffic islands to be installed as a temporary layout prior to confirmation of permanent installation
  • Lighting to be reviewed
  • Safe Hit Posts in on the SE Raiha Street approach to the intersection, as a possible precursor to physical island to prevent over taking

Stage 2 (Future)

  • Widen Raiha Street opposite Broken Hill Road to facilitate the installation of a widened slip lane for South East bound traffic.


Next steps

  • Collate¬†stakeholder¬†feedback
  • Refine¬†Recommended Option incorporating stakeholder feedback and safety audit recommendations
  • Engage Consultants to commence design
  • Design Safety Audit
  • Confirm Option
  • Tender/Construction: June to October 2020