Auckland Transport has accepted a recommendation by planning commissioners to confirm the land requirements for the Redoubt–Mill Rd upgrade project in South Auckland.
The upgrade is planned to improve safety and support new housing areas, which will double traffic volumes during the next 10-15 years.
Independent commissioners recommended in February that the designation for the land be confirmed, along with a number of conditions to manage the effects of the project.
They concluded that upgrading the Redoubt-Mill Rd corridor was necessary to relieve existing & forecast congestion, accommodate planned growth, provide for alternative modes of transport, improve traffic safety and improve the transport network’s efficiency.
Auckland Transport has accepted the commissioners’ recommendation to designate and the conditions for the project in full.
Auckland Transport roading group manager Andrew Scoggins said yesterday submitters had 15 working days to appeal the decision to the Environment Court.
Project works include:
- Widening Redoubt Rd to 2 lanes in each direction between State Highway 1 & Murphys Rd
- A westbound bus lane along Hollyford Drive & Redoubt Rd towards Manukau
- Onroad cycle lanes on both sides and an offroad cycle & foot path for the length of the upgrade
- Replacing Mill Rd with a new arterial with 2 lanes in each direction between Murphys Rd & Popes Rd
- Widening Murphys Rd to 2 lanes in each direction between Flat Bush School Rd & Redoubt Rd
Measures to manage the effects include building 17m & 23m-high viaducts above native bush at the Puhinui Creek & South Mill Rd gullies, as well as about 22,000m² of native planting.
Attribution: Auckland Transport release.