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Roading Project Listed On The Auckland Transport Website

1451 words - 6 pages

Faculty of Technology and Built Environment

Department of Civil Engineering
ENGG DE5204 Highway Engineering 1
Semester 1 2014

Introduction
This report was requested by Winston Hiliau, to discuss a roading project listed on the Auckland Transport website. Of all the given current and completed projects, I have chosen “Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street Upgrade” as my report topic.
The New Zealand government has a $30 million budget to upgrade and widen Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street located between Clark Street and the intersection of New Windsor Road and Maioro Street. The project’s aim is to increase road safety and to provide an efficient road environment for all users. The construction has started on August 2012 and is expected to be completed this month.

Background
The number of vehicles expected to use the busy 2.2km sketch of arterial road each day is 31,400. Since 1920s, the busy route served as a helpful route to the community that provides access to homes and businesses in West Auckland. The demand for a higher standard of urban roads has increased over the years. To meet the challenges and demands of the future, the corridor needs an upgrade.

Problem statement
Due to increase in population and traffic flow, road user demands will increase significantly in the next few years. Installing safer pedestrian islands, safer four-lane route between State Highway 20 and Portage Road, New Lynn, safer footpaths, and safer intersections will help provide the community a safer and efficient working environment.

Project objectives and benefits
Recently, Deputy Local Board Chair Susan Zhu and board member Duncan MacDonald have visited the site and said the project will be beneficial to the public.
The Tiverton-Wolverton upgrade, seeks to:

1. Widening the existing roads by creating four more lanes (two in each direction) from Clark Street East to the intersection of New Windsor Road and Maioro Street

2. Traffic volume will be reduced and safe crossing points will be the result of installing traffic signals at 5 major intersection.

o Taylor Street/Wolverton Street.`
o St George Street/Wolverton Street.
o Blockhouse Bay Road/Tiverton Road/Wolverton Street.
o Whitney Street/Tiverton Road.
o Tiverton Road/New Windsor Road.
3. Pedestrian islands make walking across a street safer and easier. Pedestrian safety made a priority by installing four new pedestrian islands and new pram crossings. The current footpaths are upgraded to 2.5 metres on the north side and 1.8 metres on the south side.

4. 10 new bus shelters will be placed along the route.

5. Undergrounding Vector power and Telecom Services.

6. Creating shared cycle paths between New Lynn and Miranda Street and between Mulgan Street and Maioro Street.

7. Improving street lighting to the standard expected of a major arterial route.

8. To help cyclists prevent a busy commuter and freight route, the team will also create a new cycle route along Miranda Street, Margate...

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