Over the coming months, we’ll carry out work that will improve traffic flow and safety at the Ratanui Road/Mazengarb Road intersection – an increasingly busy road in Paraparaumu and an important road linking the Waikanae and Paraparaumu communities.
30 August 2019
We’re working on the south side of the roundabout from Monday 2 September. This work is to ensure space is made for the new street lighting, footpath and traffic lanes. We expect to be working in this area for the next week or so.
At times it will be necessary to control traffic using stop/go traffic management and we expect there will be short delays to the normal traffic movements while this work is happening. This stop/go work will take place between 9am and 3pm to avoid peak traffic in the morning and afternoon.
There will be no impact on access for residents during this stage of work.
There will be a second lot of stop/go traffic management at the roundabout later in the month, again, this will be done during non-peak times.
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There will be some disruption while these works are carried out, but the improvements we’re making will better serve the needs of all users. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 486 486.
What we’re doing
- Building a roundabout at the intersection to reduce traffic congestion on Ratanui Road, which has been causing significant delays for drivers.
- Widening the footpath and installing crossing points on either side of the intersection for the large volume of pedestrians who cross there each day (including students heading to and from Paraparaumu College).
The works will run from Monday 15 July until early December, depending on the weather.
The road and footpaths will remain open for the duration of the works but there will be times when traffic lanes and sections of footpath will need to be closed. Stop/go operation will be used on the road for periods when only one lane is available, and pedestrian diversions and temporary footpaths will be provided when required. When possible the contractors will make two-way traffic available during busy periods – such as school pick up and drop-offs.