Safety Improvements starting at Great South Road
Safety improvement work is about to start on State Highway 22 at the Great South Road intersection.
Work will start on Thursday night, 9 July to install temporary roadside safety barriers at the intersection and re-align the road with temporary line markings.
There will be stop/go traffic management and a lane closure from 8:00PM Thursday to 5:00AM Friday morning. The work is weather dependent and will continue on Sunday and Monday night if required.
The safety barriers will create a safe working area for the workers and there will be no need for stop/go closures every day. However, a reduced speed limit of 50 km/h will be in place 24/7 until the work is expected to be completed in September.
The SH22/Great South Road intersection work is being delivered due to support from the developers of Drury South Crossing business park.
The safety improvements include widening the road, relocating utilities, extending flush medians (the white diagonal lines painting in the centre of the road), and improving line markings and traffic islands.
The intersection upgrade is one of a number of short-term safety improvements identified for SH22, the first of which, a new right turning bay for Jesmond Road, was completed in May 2019.
This work will make this intersection safer and improve traffic flow while Waka Kotahi continues to investigate further safety improvements ahead of our longer-term plans to support growth in the area.