Glenbrook Road roundabout to improve road safety on SH22
We trust you and your whanau, and particularly those of you living in the Auckland region, are all keeping safe and well during the current COVID-19 Alert Levels.
Further to our last update in June, we're pleased to announce that funding has now been approved to build a new roundabout where Glenbrook Road joins State Highway 22 between Drury and Paerata.
Construction of the new $16.4 million roundabout will begin in early 2021 and be completed later in the year. In the meantime, work is progressing on detailed design and the resource consents required.
The new roundabout will improve road safety at this busy intersection, and also improve access to housing and the new Paerata Primary School set to open in early 2021 within the Paerata Rise development.
Improvements to this intersection are a priority due to the current road safety risk. There have been 21 recorded crashes within 400 metres of the intersection between January 2015 and December 2019.
The new roundabout is among a range of safety improvements that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) is implementing for SH22, which included reducing the speed limit in June this year and adding a right-turn bay at Jesmond Road last year.
Up to 25,000 vehicles a day use SH22 to connect to SH1, and vehicle numbers are increasing as the local population grows. About 10,000 vehicles a day enter or leave SH22 at Glenbrook Road. It is currently a 'Give Way' controlled intersection with a high volume of turning traffic.
The new roundabout, safety improvements and safer speed limits on SH22 are part of the Waka Kotahi Safe Network Programme. The programme is delivering proven safety interventions on our highest risk intersections and roads across New Zealand.
Aligned to New Zealand's Road Safety Strategy, Road to Zero 2020-2030, the Safe Network Programme aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads by focusing on safe roads and roadsides, safe and appropriate speeds, and safe level crossings.