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Safety improvements at high risk intersections

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We’re introducing a range of cost effective, road safety improvements on some of our high-risk intersections to minimise the risk of death and serious injury.

These intersections have been identified by analysis of crash records, local knowledge and resident feedback.

The intention is to trial some temporary interventions such as build-outs to narrow down sections of road to slow traffic, new road markings, new improved signage, and reconfigured crossing points with tactiles for vision impaired pedestrians.

The temporary changes will be monitored and made permanent if successful and modified or removed if not.

The first, highest priority intersection to receive these treatments has been Omapere St / Postgate Drive, Whitby.

Flexible safe hit posts have been installed around the corners of Omapere Street and Postgate Drive intersection. These are intended to slow vehicles down by delineating a narrower lane. There has also been an extra give way sign installed, and advisory speed sign on the southbound approach on Postgate Drive and some extra road marking. These changes will be monitored and adjusted if necessary.

The next intersections for treatment are:

  • Okowai Road / Frances Brown Ave, Aotea
  • Champion St / Cornwall Cres

Others planned include:

  • John Seddon Dr / Heriot Dr,
  • Warspite Ave / Corinna St

9 May 2024