Minor Road Safety Improvement programme
This page describes the minor road safety improvement programme for the current year.
The Long Term Plan provides for minor road safety improvement projects throughout the city and suburban areas. This work forms part of the local road maintenance programme, which receives a subsidy of 54% from the New Zealand Transport Agency.
The programme provides for the completion of small road safety projects with clearly defined safety benefits and the type of work undertaken includes; small geometric improvements, minor intersection improvements, traffic calming measures, sight benching and visibility improvements, pedestrian crossings and miscellaneous road markings.
Projects included in the programme are identified using the following general guidelines:
- Projects arising from Crash Accident Studies
- Projects located at high accident sites
- Pedestrian facilities in Eastern Porirua (high child pedestrian accident rate)
- Pedestrian facilities near schools, kindergartens and public transport facilities
- Projects requested by a significant number of people
- Projects arising from programmed safety inspections and safety audits
- Projects that are linked to other projects (eg urban renewal)
- Projects with high benefits and low costs
When projects have been identified for inclusion in the programme, extensive consultation is undertaken with the local area public and design solutions are developed to address the identified problem, which take into account feedback from this consultation process. The physical work is then undertaken as part of the road maintenance programme.
Projects for 2017
The work schedule for minor works is currently being finalised and will be published here when it is available.
Projects for 2014-15
Elsdon - John Seddon Drive/Heriot Road intersection
Options are being investigated to deal with the increasing flow of traffic to and from the industrial park on John Seddon Drive.
Whitby - Postgate Drive
An investigation will be carried out into whether the application of road markings and traffic calming features will deter speeding traffic.
Cannons Creek - Bedford Street
Installation of traffic calming features at key locations to deter speeding traffic. To be investigated.
Titahi Bay – Titahi Bay Rd - Jillett Street to Kura Street
New continuous road markings to define the travel lanes in both directions, and possible kerb extensions at the pedestrian crossing near Kura are to be investigated.
Ascot Park - Conclusion Street
Investigate traffic calming options on Conclusion St in the vicinity of Ascot Park playground and sports fields.
Pedestrian Safety Features near schools
- Papakowhai School – a kea crossing is to be installed on Tweed Rd, near Spey Place
- Discovery School – signage to warn motorists to proximity of school to be installed
- Mana College/Porirua School – traffic calming features to slow traffic on Awarua St to be investigated
- Paremata School – traffic calming features and pedestrian safety to be investigated on Papakowhai Rd crossing area, near southern footbridge to railway station.
The Council also has a priority list of streets to be considered for minor road safety improvements, which is based on requests received from the community and an assessment of the crash accident statistics supplied by the New Zealand Transport Agency. The following streets are included on this list and will be investigated:
- Rangituhi /Mahinawa, Takapuwahia
- Prosser Street, Elsdon
- Castor Crescent, Cannons Creek
- Awarata Street, Ranui
- Astrolabe/Aberfield, Cannons Creek
- Dimock Street, Titahi Bay
- Bedford Street, Cannons Creek
- Corrina Street, Cannons Creek
- James Cook Drive, Whitby
- Westmeath, Waitangirua
- Te Puke Street, Titahi Bay
- Aotea Drive- Kahurangi to Aspiring
- Okowai Road, Aotea
- Ulric Street, Plimmerton
- Albatross/James Cook Intersection, Whitby
- Pikarere Street, Titahi Bay
- Whitford Brown/Fjord Intersection
- Fantame Street, Cannons Creek
- Calliope Crescent, Cannons Creek
- Roiri Way, Titahi bay
- Awarua Street, Elsdon
- Paremata Road near Kindergarten
- Paremata Crescent, Paremata
- Kahu Road, Paremata
Warspite Avenue- Fantame street to Whitford Brown Avenue Brown
Continuation of work recently carried out on Warspite Avenue to define and narrow the travel lanes in both directions and provide right turning bays at each intersection along the entire length of Warspite Avenue. Work to include additional signage and speed limit markings on the road surface as a reminder of the speed limit. This work has been deferred to coincide with future road resurfacing.
Mungavin Avenue – Cannons Creek Shopping Centre to Awatea
Similar to the work carried out on Warspite Avenue continuous solid white road markings will be applied to define and narrow the travel lanes in both directions and provide right turning bays at each intersection along the entire length of Warspite Avenue. Work to include additional signage and speed limit markings on the road surface as a reminder of the speed limit. This work has been deferred to coincide with road resurfacing.