Redoubt Road - Mill Road corridor
The Redoubt Road - Mill Road Corridor study involves the investigation of Redoubt Road, Murphys Road and Mill Road in order to determine a preferred route and alignment for an upgraded arterial connection between the state highway at Redoubt Road and Drury in the south.
As a result of the six information days held in October and November 2012 and through further investigations, the design has been further refined and the proposed route modified. Details may be found under "consultation".
Auckland Transport is currently preparing to lodge a Notice of Requirement (NoR) to designate land with Auckland Council. Lodgement of the NoR is still to be confirmed due to awaiting outcomes from Auckland Council Transport Committee resolution and Auckland Transport Board approval. Lodgement is currently scheduled for early 2014. After it is lodged the NoR process will include an opportunity for public submissions and participation in hearings.
Strategic Objectives - Auckland Plan
Create better connections and accessibility within Auckland
The investigation phase of the Redoubt Road - Mill Road Corridor study is to confirm a preferred route that is safe, meets future needs and provides for all transport modes.
The proposed improvements to the Redoubt Road - Mill Road Corridor aim to:
Improve transport access in the area of Manukau/Flatbush/Takanini/Papakura/Drury to support the growth identified within the Takanini Structure Plan area and wider southern growth area identified in the Auckland Plan.
Future proof road infrastructure to meet expected growth and demand
Improve the efficiency, resilience and safety of the transport network between Manukau and Papakura.
Provide an alternate north/south corridor that improves network resilience by providing an alternative route to State Highway One.
Provide an upgraded road corridor that addresses current and future network constraints identified on the transport network and improve journey time, frequency and reliability for road users.
Provide an upgraded road corridor that improves safety for all road users.
Provide a sustainable transport solution that contributes positively to a liveable city.
Provide an upgraded road corridor which supports public transport infrastructure and services.
Provide an upgraded road corridor which provides for walking and cycling connectivity to open spaces and community services.
Provide an upgraded road corridor which supports access to local community facilities
Progress to date
Auckland Transport has engaged technical services company AECOM to undertake further investigations in the area. Since their engagement in February 2012 a number of options have been developed and a preferred option chosen.
Further to this option review process and the selection of a preferred option, AECOM consultants identified sections of the corridor that require further topographical survey work and geotechnical testing to confirm ground conditions.
A dawn ceremony to mark the beginning of the geotechnical investigations phase was held with iwi in September 2012. This was held at one of the geotechnical test sites located on the ridge-line. The ceremony emphasised the cultural significance of this route to Maori.
Project meetings with iwi representatives continue to provide historical and cultural insights into the project area which will inform the final design.
Consultation with affected property owners and key stakeholder groups is ongoing.
Environment and Design
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