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Papakura & Bombay Community Feedback Sought on Transport

Community feedback sought on improvements to support growth between Papakura and Bombay

The NZ Transport Agency is seeking community feedback on proposed improvements to Auckland’s Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) between Papakura and Bombay, to support population growth along this busy corridor.

The project is one of the first to be delivered from the Supporting Growth Programme and will enable new housing and business areas to be developed in the south of Auckland.

Planning is now under way and we are keen to hear from communities to help us develop those plans further.

“Up to one million more people are expected to call Auckland home within the next 30 years, with the largest growth in South Auckland. Significant new transport infrastructure is needed which includes new and improved public transport, new walking and cycling routes and upgrades to the road corridors,” says Brett Gliddon the Transport Agency’s System Design Manager.

“Maintaining travel reliability through the area will create better access to employment, education and leisure opportunities as well as supporting national and regional economic growth.”

“A new shared walking and cycling path is also planned along the western side of the motorway corridor. It will be a continuation of the shared path being constructed as part of the Southern Corridor Improvements Project. The path will connect to communities on either side of the motorway. As well as connections at interchanges, there will also be connections to local roads along the route.”

The project will also focus on how the additional road space could be used to move people in a smarter way.

“The amount of growth planned for in the south of Auckland means we need to adopt smarter ways of moving people and freight. We are considering how additional lanes could be used to more efficiently move people and goods. This could be done by reserving lanes for specific customers such as trucks carrying freight, or vehicles carrying more than one person.”

“We will also use Intelligent Transport Systems, such as managed motorways and variable speed limits, to manage congestion and traffic flows.”

The improvements to the Southern Motorway are part of the NZ Transport Agency’s commitment on behalf of the Government to provide safe, reliable transport choices to help connect people to great places to live and work as well as supporting economic growth and productivity.

Come along to find out more and give your feedback at the following open days:

Wednesday 23 August, 4pm to 8pm

Drury Community Hall, 10 Tui Street, Drury

Saturday 26 August, 10am to 2pm

Pukekohe Town Hall, Corner Massey Ave and Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe

Tuesday 29 August, 3pm to 7pm

Ramarama School, 126 Ararimu Road, Ramarama

Or provide your feedback online at www.nzta.govt.nz/p2b. Please make sure your feedback gets to us by 5pmon Sunday 17 September.


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