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Design Work for Whangaparaoa Road Upgrade

20 November 2012

Design Work for Whangaparaoa Road Upgrade

Auckland Transport is moving to the detailed design stage for the upgrade of the 1.6km section of Whangaparaoa Road from Hibiscus Coast Highway to Red Beach Road. It has appointed GHD Consultants Ltd to carry out the design.

The proposed upgrade sees Whangaparaoa Road becoming a four-lane road by adding two lanes to the south of the existing road, alterations and additions to underground services such as stormwater and wastewater, and putting the power lines underground.

An assessment was completed last year, and the preferred option for widening the road was decided on following public displays in August 2011.

The 1.6km section of the road reached its capacity of 25,000 vehicle movements a day in 2009. The upgrade to Whangaparaoa Road is a priority because Penlink, the second access to the peninsula, is on hold for the foreseeable future.

Letters have been dropped off at homes and businesses where GHD need to access properties to carry out surveys to assist with the design work. A web page is being set up on the Auckland Transport website.


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