Great North Rd lane drift­ing con­cern raised

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By KARINA ABADIA

Road­works on Great North Rd have sparked safety con­cerns for Water­view’s Wendy Les­lie.

Tem­po­rary bar­ri­ers be­tween Al­ford and Herd­man streets have turned a straight road into a windy stretch.

Peo­ple are not driv­ing to the con­di­tions, the Had­field St res­i­dent says. ‘‘It con­fuses peo­ple. ‘‘. . . peo­ple are drift­ing over into the next lane and cut­ting cor­ners. I’ve seen quite a few near misses.’’

The bar­ri­ers were in­stalled in Jan­uary when Great North Rd was shifted for es­sen­tial works re­lated to the tun­nel ven­ti­la­tion stack at the Water­view end of the project, New Zealand Trans­port Agency high­ways man­ager for Auck­land Tommy Parker says.

‘‘The re-align­ment of the road was com­mu­ni­cated at an open day held last Oc­to­ber and in con­struc­tion up­dates dis­trib­uted in De­cem­ber and Jan­uary.

‘‘Also in De­cem­ber, a let­ter went to all Water­view res­i­dents telling them about road­ing and other changes com­ing up.’’

Mr Parker says the level of com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the Well-Con­nected Al­liance and the Water­view community is ex­cel­lent. There is a fort- nightly con­struc­tion up­date de­liv­ered to 1000 prop­er­ties, twice-weekly sessions at the Water­view Cof­fee Project where peo­ple can ask ques­tions and six-monthly community in­for­ma­tion days.

The tem­po­rary bar­ri­ers will re­main in place un­til June or July.

Go to /wa­ter­view­con­nec­tion for de­tails or call the 24hr free phone line, 0508 TUN­NEL (886 635).


Com­mu­ni­ca­tion lack­ing: Water­view’s Wendy Les­lie says she would like to re­ceive more in­for­ma­tion about The Water­view Con­nec­tion Project. Road­works bar­ri­ers have cre­ated bends along Great North Rd in Water­view.

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