Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Port traffic to be re-routed from Tamaki Drive

Night time port traffic to be re-routed from Tamaki Drive

Auckland City Council tonight agreed to change the traffic bylaw in a bid to reduce the number of heavy vehicles using Orakei Road at night.

The council agreed to ban heavy vehicles from turning left from Solent Street (at the port) into Tamaki Drive or turning right from Tamaki Drive into Solent Street between 8pm and 6am. The ban will be achieved by amending part 25.2 of the Auckland City Council Consolidated Bylaw.

The move is being made after consulting Ports of Auckland Ltd and Road Transport Association. It will take effect from Saturday 27 November 2004.

“Due to the numerous motorway closures during the construction of stage one of the central motorway junction, Orakei Road residents have tolerated an increase in heavy vehicles, especially during the night,” says Councillor Richard Simpson, Transport and Urban Linkages Committee chairperson.

On one night, video cameras recorded 160 truck movements.

“The changes are a step in the right direction to provide immediate relief for Orakei Road residents. Residents on Ngapipi and Kepa roads will benefit,” says Mr Simpson.

By preventing these turning movements from the Axis Fergusson container terminal, trucks are encouraged to leave and join the motorway at Grafton Road, Symonds Street or Khyber Pass.

“We expect the need for heavy vehicles to use this route to lessen once the central motorway junction improvements are completed early in the New Year. Our monitoring indicates that when the motorway route is open, trucks use it,” says Mr Simpson.

Council officers have worked with Ports of Auckland, the Road Transport Association and Transit New Zealand’s motorway project team Freeflow to develop the solution.

Signs reminding drivers that engine braking should not be used in Auckland city will also be erected.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Budget 2022

At base, the political biffo back and forth on the merits of Budget 2022 comes down to only one thing. Who is the better manager of the economy and better steward of social wellbeing – National or Labour? In its own quiet way, the Treasury has buried a fascinating answer to the “who’s best at running an economy during a crisis?” question, at page 57 of the Fiscal Strategy section...


Government: Helps Supermarket Shoppers Get A Fair Deal
Urgent Budget night legislation to stop major supermarkets blocking competitors from accessing land for new stores has been introduced today, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said... More>>

Budget 2022: A Secure Future In Difficult Times
Budget 2022 will help build a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost of living pressures... More>>


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>


National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>




InfoPages News Channels