SH75 Halswell Road improvements project update
We want to provide you with a brief update about a change to the design of the SH75 Halswell Road improvements following further technical safety assessments.
Earlier this year, we told you about the proposal for bus lanes that included building a raised median between Augustine Drive/Monsaraz Boulevard and Curletts Road.
Our project designers and safety engineers have reviewed the potential land use in the area and recommended that we extend the raised median from Augustine Drive/Monsaraz Boulevard through to Dunbars Road to reduce the risk of potential right turning crashes.
The continued residential growth in the south-west suburbs and imminent development along this stretch of road will add pressure to the roading environment. Finding a gap in the traffic to turn right from adjoining properties and streets will be increasingly challenging and dangerous.
The raised median creates a safer environment and the safer way to turn right will be by using designated signalised intersections, including the new intersection with traffic lights proposed at Aidanfield Drive.
We appreciate that this will require people to use alternative approaches to access properties, and wanted to let you know about this as soon as possible. We are also talking directly to the affected landowners along this stretch of Halswell Road.
If you have any questions about this change to the design, please email us at Halswell.Road@nzta.govt.nz
At Waka Kotahi, we are working to build the safest road system we can.
The Halswell Road Project Team