Thursday 15 September 2016
Henderson-Massey Local Board
OPEN MINUTE ITEM ATTACHMENTS
Confirmation of Minutes
8.2 Rampage Community Hub representatives - Deputation
13 Henderson Massey local dog access hearing panel decision report
14 Auckland Transport Update Report - September 2016
22 Henderson-Massey2016/17 Local Economic Development Programme
28 Confirmation of Workshop Records
15 September 2016
The temporary 50kph signs on Fred Taylor Drive and Maki Street south were installed in March 2016 and the changes to the Fernhill Drive/ Tawhia Drive intersection were also made in March 2016. The shared space design and the road safety audit outcomes for the shared space were discussed with the LB at a meeting earlier this year. On the 11 July both NZTA and AT Traffic Control Committee approved the permanent speed reduction to 50 kph on Fred Taylor Drive between the Hobsonville Road motorway interchange and the Don Buck Rd roundabout.
The latest update on the Maki Street intersection is provided below.
Update on the Maki Street / Fred Taylor Drive Intersection:
Auckland Transport have now held a workshop with NZTA and internal AT teams (Walking & Cycling, Ops Planning & Performance, ITS, Road Safety, ATOC) to discuss the option of changing phasing at the intersection, to address the issue of the illegal right turn from Maki Street south. Our assessment shows that allowing the right turn out of Maki Street south whilst retaining the eastern pedestrian crossing would create significant delays and extensive queues on Fred Taylor Drive backing onto the adjacent motorway ramps. Therefore, the consensus from the workshop was to investigate further options which would not compromise pedestrian connectivity and safety.
AT have therefore currently undertaken assessment and concept design for alternative options.
Implementing physical measures to prevent the illegal right turn movement can impact one or more movements at the intersection. Therefore, AT have had to carefully consider the alternative options available which would not negatively impact on the road network and the road users.
The option we are currently investigating include extension of the central median island on Fred Taylor Drive to deter the right turn movement whilst retaining the through movement from Maki Street south.
We will very soon seek feedback on this option from the key stakeholders including the local board, the developers and NZTA. Once the feedback is received and if there are no issues raised regarding this option, AT will request our contractor to undertake the works. The timeframe for completion is dependent on when the contractor is being to procure the materials and resources to under the works. However, we will request them to prioritise this work.
In the meantime, AT have requested the Police to undertake enforcement at this intersection whilst we are undertaking this assessment. In addition, AT have made changes at the adjacent Fernhill Drive / Fred Taylor Drive / Tawhia Drive intersection to cater the high right turn demand out of Westgate. AT have also been closely monitoring this intersection. Our site observations indicate that these interim changes have helped reduce the number of illegal right turns from Maki Street south.
Westgate - Maki Street South Upgrade
Auckland Transport were given advice by Centre Manager (NZRPG) that they prefer to have parking restrictions in the areas as shown in the attachment. They also informed AT that there will be footpath upgrades and some changes to the exiting kerb design in this section on Maki Street. This work is still pending due to some issues/conflicts between AT and NZRPG. Simpson Grierson has drafted a new development agreement to cover the terms and conditions under which the upgrade will take place and the roles and responsibilities of each party (NZRPG/AC/AT). It is hoped the agreement will be signed by the parties early next month then the design finalised, the works consented and physical woks procured. All going well, construction will start in January 2017.
Auckland Transport consider it is best to propose parking time-restrictions simultaneously at the time the physical changes are taking place.