Ellerslie

People in Ellerslie didn’t know there was a motorway next to their house

Noise barriers are to be installed to protect residents living near Auckland’s Southern Motorway.

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) said it planned to begin construction by the middle of this year, and the project would cost $6 million.

Residents in the southern suburb of Ellerslie have long campaigned for the barriers to be installed.

The design was not settled yet and there would be further community consultation but there would be trees planted, NZTA said. Read more »

Killer Intersections

NZTA has released its list of top 15 killer intersections:

New Zealand’s most dangerous intersections have been revealed for the first time.

The New Zealand Transport Agency disclosed the 15 intersections that have claimed the most injuries and deaths – showing the number of injury crashes had increased 25 per cent in the past year.

There were seven injury or fatal crashes on the corner of Auckland’s Great South Rd and Main Highway, Ellerslie, and the same number on the corner of?Customs St West?and Albert St in the city.

There were 60 injury crashes on the worst 15 intersections – up from 48 the previous year.

The Customs Street West, Albert Street Intersection is confusing with two sets of one way roads converging.

Killer Intersection - Customs Street West and Albert Street

Killer Intersection - Customs Street West and Albert Street

Main Highway intersecting with Great South Road is likewise a confusing mess.

Killer Intersection: Main Hwy and Great South Road, Ellerslie

Killer Intersection: Main Hwy and Great South Road, Ellerslie

 

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