SH30 Eastern Corridor Stage Two – phase one
Initial works to improve safety as part of SH30 Eastern Corridor Stage Two project will commence in the next few months. These will focus on minor improvements such as raised tables at three intersections off SH30; Tennyson Drive, Tumene Drive and Brent Road, and are carefully timed with works already underway on SH30 to manage impact on road users. These raised sections of the road, with ramps on each side, aim to slow vehicles to a safe speed, making the three intersections safer to navigate for all users.
About the project
In July 2020, the Government confirmed $35 million through the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to enable the first phase of improvements of the Eastern Corridor Stage Two to be implemented. In March 2021, a preferred option, taking community and stakeholder feedback into account, was agreed upon.
Phase one will focus on addressing the immediate needs of the corridor and supporting planned housing development near Wharenui Road. This includes upgrades to intersections at Basley, Owhata and Wharenui roads, a shared path and on-road cycle lane from Iles Road to Coulter Road, four-laning between Iles and Basley roads and Brent and Owhata roads, as well as safety improvements. While the first six months will focus on minor improvements, major improvements are planned for 2022 and 2023, once the Eastern Corridor Stage One from Sala Street to Iles Road is complete.
The project will improve safety for all road users, make intersections more efficient, support development, and provide better travel choices.
Find out more at nzta.govt.nz/eastern-corridor-stage2