Te Atatu Road corridor improvement
The Te Atatu Corridor Improvement Project is designed to boost the efficiency and safety of one of the busiest roads in West Auckland for all modes of transport, including buses, cyclists, and pedestrians.
The project area covers Te Atatu Road (from Wakeling Avenue to the North-Western Motorway Westbound Ramps), and Edmonton Road (from School Road to the Te Atatu Road roundabout).
Project fact sheet (PDF 104KB)
Te Atatu Road is a regional arterial road which provides a gateway for some 38,000 vehicles per day that access the North-Western Motorway (State Highway 16), Te Atatu, Henderson and greater Waitakere.
This part of the road network has a high incidence of accidents, with some 170 reported crashes occurring in the past five years. Although none of the crashes was fatal there were a high number of accidents involving turning, rear-ending and overtaking collisions. There were unfortunately a number of serious injuries involved.
There is also considerable congestion at peak hours along the project corridor, and travel times can be inconsistent for those using the road.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is also planning to upgrade the Te Atatu Road Interchange as part of the State Highway 16 Waterview to Te Atatu widening section. The upgrade of the Te Atatu corridor will support the improvements planned at the motorway interchange.
Once completed, the improved roads will provide an integrated network that caters equally for all road users and improvements will be seen for cars, trucks, buses, cyclists and pedestrians.
In addition to the necessary safety features identified, the works are planned to make the movement of freight, traffic and people along this major corridor more effective.
Additional environmental improvements, such as improved stormwater management, and a landscaped road corridor are included.
2003 Strategic corridor study completed
2006 - 2008 Concept design and feasibility analysis completed
August 2010 Preliminary design process commenced
September - November 2011 Affected landowners and community consulted on detailed design
February 2012 Detailed design finalised
March - August 2012 Consenting
2012 to early 2014 Land acquisition
Mid 2014 to mid 2015 Enabling works
Mid 2015 to mid 2016 Construction
Auckland Transport has undertaken consultation with directly affected parties, and the public in various stages. The consultation process was set out in three stages.
Stage 1 – Inform and consult with the directly affected parties about the project
This stage provided a drop-in day for invited property owners to meet the project team, view project information and provide feedback.
Stage 2 – Inform, consult and involve the public about the project
Project flyers and feedback forms were distributed, newspaper advertisements placed (Western Leader and NZ Herald) and a public open day was undertaken to involve the public in the project and obtain feedback.
Stage 3 – Analysing the public feedback
Over 140 submissions were received, 75% supporting the proposal, 21% neutral to the proposal, and 4% opposing the proposal. The public feedback comments and concerns were analysed and refined, then incorporated to the project design as appropriate to optimise the project outcomes.
Auckland Transport then conducted an independent Safety Audit and Peer Review along with the stockholders internal review on the final design layout plan prior to approve it for construction phase by the Auckland Transport Top Management Committee.
An assessment of noise and vibration effects (PDF 426KB) has been conducted by Marshall Day Acoustics on the potential noise effects of sound from the construction and operation of the project.
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