Pedestrian and cyclist safety improved on Te Moana Road
Work to upgrade the intersection of Te Moana Road and Park Avenue to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility is almost complete.
A central refuge has been installed on Te Moana Road to improve pedestrian and cyclist access across Te Moana Road to Greenaway Road and the bus stops. The kerb line at the Te Moana Road and Park Avenue intersection has been moved to reduce traffic speeds and make it safer and easier for people to cross Park Avenue.
Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says the upgrade was in response to community consultation about improving cyclist facilities on Park Avenue.
“Through our community consultation it was widely acknowledged that traffic patterns and volumes have changed on Te Moana Road since the Expressway opened.
“The community identified the upgrades of the crossing points on Te Moana Road and reducing speeds as a priority so we’ve acted on this feedback.”
The Council still has some landscaping to do to finish the project but this should be completed in the next few weeks, subject to a dry spell of weather.
Mr Mallon says work to improve the intersection of Ngarara Road and Park Avenue is expected to commence later this year.
“This work forms part of a programme of works to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to move between Waikanae’s beach area, the Mackays to Peka Peka Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway and the town centre.”