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 last year 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 scheduled for June 2013 and the process will include an opportunity for public submissions and participation in hearings
The investigation phase of the Redoubt Road - Mill Road Corridor project is to confirm a preferred route that is safe, meets future needs and provides for all transport modes.
Auckland Transport is planning to lodge a Notice of Requirement (NoR) to protect land required for the future construction of the Redoubt Road- Mill Road Corridor in June 2013.
The proposed improvements to the Redoubt Road - Mill Road Corridor aim to:
Improve options for public transport with bus priority facilities at key intersections and a westbound bus lane between Hollyford Drive and the state highway;
Provide for pedestrians and cyclists with cycleways, footpaths and safe road crossing at signalised intersections and roundabouts;
Increase road capacity from two to four lanes to support projected population growth in the Flat Bush and Papakura areas;
Provide a high quality north-south arterial route as an alternative to the Southern Motorway;
Improve safety for all road users by widening the road, reducing transitional curves and improving sight distances;
Contribute to the transport objectives of the Auckland Plan, specifically the Southern Initiative; and
Minimise and mitigate any adverse environmental, cultural and social impacts as a result of the corridor improvements.
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.
Environment and Design
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