Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street upgrade
A major upgrade of Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street in West Auckland is under way. The $30 million project will provide an improved and safer experience for all users of this busy 2.2km stretch of arterial road between New Windsor and New Lynn. It is expected to take less than two years to complete.
24 February 2014
The traffic lights have been livened at the intersection of Blockhouse Bay Road/Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street. Please drive with caution through this area as traffic adjusts to the new system.
21 February 2014
The traffic lights at Taylor Street and Wolverton Street are now in operation. This includes the pedestrian crossing at the lights.
The site remains at 30kph temporarily from Saint George’s Rd along Wolverton Rd, Tiverton Rd and New Windsor Rd until late March. Pedestrian refuges are already installed in four places across the site.
In late March, Whitney Street and New Windsor Rd Intersections will both be signalised and livened.
The upgrade will effectively remove the two-lane bottleneck that currently exists between these areas and strengthen connections between New Lynn, Rosebank Road, Lansford Crescent and the SH20 extension at Mount Roskill.
The busy corridor currently carries an average of 31,400 vehicles a day and the upgrade will provide extra capacity for future increases, which could prove useful for traffic diverted away from construction of the SH20 Waterview connection.
An artist's impression of Wolverton Street and Tiverton Road as they will look when the works are completed.
Years of planning has gone into delivering the best possible upgrade within the confines of the Tiverton-Wolverton corridor. As a strategic arterial route dating back to the 1920s, it presents a number of construction challenges, particularly in relation to the large number of old (and sometimes unmapped or incorrectly mapped) underground utility services and the constraints of a narrow corridor with service lanes built above and below road level.
Summary of Work
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