Glenfield Road (stage 4)
Glenfield Road is a major arterial road on the North Shore, with more than 30,000 vehicles using it each day. It is estimated that traffic will increase by approximately 3% per year. The project aims to increase traffic capacity, ease congestion and improve pedestrian and cycle safety.
Latest news - Project Complete!
18 June 2013
The final stage of Auckland Transport’s $40 million upgrade of Glenfield Road has been completed in 16 months - two months ahead of schedule.
The four-stage project, of which the first three stages were completed under the former North Shore City Council, has resulted in increased traffic capacity and improved pedestrian and cycle safety along the busy arterial road.
The overall project
Work on the full Glenfield Road Project has been undertaken in four stages over several years in order to minimise disruption to residents and commuters.
The first stage of the Glenfield Road upgrade concentrated on the Sunset/Glenfield Road intersection. Priorities were to increase vehicle capacity, add additional lanes and improve underground services.
Stage two saw improvements to the section between Bently Ave and Camrose Place which included:
the installation of two lanes in each direction
the installation of raised planted medians
new on-road cycle lanes
widening of footpaths
undergrounding of utility services
road surface upgrade
During stage three, the section of Glenfield Road between Camrose Place and James Street (South) was widened to provide two lanes in each direction. The Hogan/Manuka Road intersection was also upgraded.
Stage Four - current stage
Stage four focuses on the section of Glenfield Road between James Street (South) and Sunset Road. It will release all of the benefits from the different stages of the project and will join up to future improvements on Albany Highway.
Contractor Fulton Hogan will deliver this final stage of the road upgrade.
The project, which began under the former North Shore City Council, aims to increase traffic capacity, ease congestion and improve pedestrian and cycle safety.
The upgrade will include:
widening of Glenfield Road to provide two lanes in each direction
changes to the Wairau/Glenfield Road intersection
safer crossing points for pedestrians with tactile markings for those with a visual impairment
widening of footpaths
1.5m wide on-road cycle lanes in both directions
new raised, planted and flush painted medians to improve safety
indented bus bays
bus priority measures at intersections to improve travel times
landscaping and retaining walls
Changes will be made at Wairau/Glenfield Road intersection to give Glenfield Road motorists priority over Wairau Road traffic. Because Glenfield Road currently has a higher traffic volume than Wairau Road, these changes will improve traffic flow and safety.
A raised median will be built between 543 and 559 Glenfield Road on the eastern side. This will improve safety by separating the lanes of traffic and restricting vehicles from making unsafe right-hand turns. The raised median will terminate at the entrance and exit to the service lane on the western side of the road and a new entrance will be constructed at the southern end of James Street. This will also assist with providing right-turning vehicles with an alternative route.
Other existing medians along this stretch of Glenfield Road will be widened and planted and a new painted median will be created near St Thomas’ Lane to provide safer access for vehicles turning right into and out of side streets and houses.
Click on the map below for an enlarged view of the total works (PDF 630KB). Specific areas may be identified by code number and viewed from the list of images at the bottom of the page.
The works on Glenfield Road will extend from the James Street (South) intersection to the Glendhu Road/Sunset Road intersection. The following maps provide details of the works - zoom in to see more detail. Locations are identified by area in the Overview Map.
The majority of works will take place during off-peak hours, including some at night to avoid major traffic disruption to peak hour traffic commuters. Noise mitigation plans will be prepared for night works and wherever possible construction noise will be kept to a minimum. Residents directly affected by the works will be contacted well in advance.
Most of the work during the first six months will involve the undergrounding of utility services. Whilst the site may appear to be quiet at this time, some traffic management will still be necessary.
Some delays are unavoidable during significant roadworks. If it is an option for you, consider carpooling, walking, cycling or taking public transport to help reduce congestion at this time. Alternative routes will also be advertised.
A public information evening was held at the end of January at the Glenfield Community Centre to provide residents with up to date information on the upgrade. Both Auckland Transport and Fulton Hogan will continue to work with residents and other stakeholders in the area as the work progresses.
Contact us if you have further enquiries about this project