Te Atatu Corridor Improvement
The upgrade will improve the traffic flow using a combination of measures, including road-widening and levelling, and improvements to intersections, roundabouts and traffic lights.
Auckland Transport (AT) is carrying out the Te Atatu corridor improvement project to boost the efficiency and safety of one of West Auckland's busiest roads. An average of 38,000 vehicles a day use Te Atatu Road to get on or off the Northwestern Motorway (SH16). This makes it one of the busiest roads in West Auckland and congestion is a problem. The area also has a high incidence of accidents, some resulting in serious injuries.
The area that is being upgraded is approximately 1.4km long and covers Te Atatu Road, from Wakeling Avenue to the Northwestern Motorway interchange (on- and off-ramps), Edmonton Road from School Road to the Te Atatu Road intersection, and for varying distances along side streets. Benefits:
• Better travel times for buses (via bus priority measures and better overall traffic flow).
• Better cycle and pedestrian facilities (with particular benefit to school students) and connection to the Greater Auckland cycle network via the Northwestern Cycleway.
• Improved traffic flow for commercial and private vehicles.
• Better ease-of-passage for emergency vehicles.
• Improved road safety for all transport modes.
• Improved stormwater management and landscaping.
Higgins is the head contractor for this corridor improvement project. The upgrade will improve the traffic flow using a combination of measures, including road-widening and levelling, and improvements to intersections, roundabouts and traffic lights.
Construction will be carried out in stages to reduce the impact on traffic congestion during peak hours and minimise inconvenience to residents.