Great North Rd lane drifting concern raised
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 nzta.govt.nz/projects /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.