Ngongotahā Village - Proposed safety improvements

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The corridor through Ngongotahā village is a state highway that is owned and managed by Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency. For a number of years the Ngongotahā community has expressed concerns to Council about the safety of the state highway through the village.

In response to community feedback, Council commissioned a study to identify current infrastructure issues and develop potential solutions. Now Council wants to hear from the community about what option is preferred.

Your feedback will help enable Council to seek funding from Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency to implement the infrastructure changes. Feedback will also be used to inform Council’s 2021 – 2031 Long-term Plan.

Ngongotaha village – Proposed safety improvements

The three proposed options range in cost, physical change and life expectancy.

Council will be seeking funding from Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency to implement one of these options:

  • Option 1 – Estimated cost - $150,000
  • Option 2 – Estimated cost - $600,000
  • Option 3 – Estimated cost - $2,000,000 (Meets desired level of service and future proofs the corridor)


How to get involved:

The corridor through Ngongotahā village is a state highway that is owned and managed by Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency. For a number of years the Ngongotahā community has expressed concerns to Council about the safety of the state highway through the village.

In response to community feedback, Council commissioned a study to identify current infrastructure issues and develop potential solutions. Now Council wants to hear from the community about what option is preferred.

Your feedback will help enable Council to seek funding from Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency to implement the infrastructure changes. Feedback will also be used to inform Council’s 2021 – 2031 Long-term Plan.

Ngongotaha village – Proposed safety improvements

The three proposed options range in cost, physical change and life expectancy.

Council will be seeking funding from Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency to implement one of these options:

  • Option 1 – Estimated cost - $150,000
  • Option 2 – Estimated cost - $600,000
  • Option 3 – Estimated cost - $2,000,000 (Meets desired level of service and future proofs the corridor)


How to get involved:

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Option 1 - Ngongotahā Village Improvements

11 days

To provide feedback on 'Option 1' is simple - we have laid out the steps below. 

We are hoping to hear your ideas on the plan - things you like (keep), things you don't like (chuck) and things we have missed (create).

Instructions:

  1. Zoom into the section of the map, where you want to leave a comment.
  2. Click on thesymbol on the left side-bar menu and select and hold a pin (either Keep, Chuck or Create) and drag it onto the map.
  3. Drop your pin and provide us with some information on why you dropped your pin...

To provide feedback on 'Option 1' is simple - we have laid out the steps below. 

We are hoping to hear your ideas on the plan - things you like (keep), things you don't like (chuck) and things we have missed (create).

Instructions:

  1. Zoom into the section of the map, where you want to leave a comment.
  2. Click on thesymbol on the left side-bar menu and select and hold a pin (either Keep, Chuck or Create) and drag it onto the map.
  3. Drop your pin and provide us with some information on why you dropped your pin there

Option 1 improvements involve:

  1. Reconstructing ramps at existing pedestrian crossing points and removing kerb lips for better accessibility
  2. Widening existing pedestrian crossing points at accessible carparks. 
  3. Reducing the speed limit through the village corridor to 30km/h. Coloured pavement surfacing and “30km/h” road markings would reinforce the speed limit change at each end. 
  4. Improving visibility at crossing points of the SH36/Hall Road/Taui Street intersection by changing the planting and landscaping. 
  5. Narrow the road lane width with road markings to slow traffic on the Western side of SH36, next to the parking spaces. 

Cost estimate: $150,000

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Option 2 - Ngongotahā Village Safety Improvements

11 days

To provide feedback on 'Option 2' is simple - we have laid out the steps below. 

We are hoping to hear your ideas on the plan - things you like (keep), things you don't like (chuck) and things we have missed (create).

Instructions:

  1. Zoom into the section of the map, where you want to leave a comment.
  2. Click on the  symbol on the left side-bar menu and select and hold a pin (either Keep, Chuck or Create) and drag it onto the map.
  3. Drop your pin and provide us with some information on why you dropped your pin...

To provide feedback on 'Option 2' is simple - we have laid out the steps below. 

We are hoping to hear your ideas on the plan - things you like (keep), things you don't like (chuck) and things we have missed (create).

Instructions:

  1. Zoom into the section of the map, where you want to leave a comment.
  2. Click on the  symbol on the left side-bar menu and select and hold a pin (either Keep, Chuck or Create) and drag it onto the map.
  3. Drop your pin and provide us with some information on why you dropped your pin there.


Option 2 improvements involves all of the improvements in Option 1, as well as:

  1. Constructing a raised pedestrian platform. 
  2. Relocating the existing zebra crossing and reconstructing it with a raised platform.
  3. Extending the raised median north of the Hall Road/Taui Street intersection. 
  4. Constructing raised safety platforms across the main road, on either side of side road intersections.
  5. Widening the existing footpath to become a shared path on the western side of SH36/Ngongotaha Road. 

Cost estimate: $600,000

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Option 3 - Ngongotahā Village Safety Improvements

11 days

To provide feedback on 'Option 3' is simple - we have laid out the steps below. 

We are hoping to hear your ideas on the plan - things you like (keep), things you don't like (chuck) and things we have missed (create).

Instructions:

  1. Zoom into the section of the map, where you want to leave a comment.
  2. Click on the symbol on the left side-bar menu and select and hold a pin (either Keep, Chuck or Create) and drag it onto the map.
  3. Drop your pin and provide us with some information on why you dropped your pin...

To provide feedback on 'Option 3' is simple - we have laid out the steps below. 

We are hoping to hear your ideas on the plan - things you like (keep), things you don't like (chuck) and things we have missed (create).

Instructions:

  1. Zoom into the section of the map, where you want to leave a comment.
  2. Click on the symbol on the left side-bar menu and select and hold a pin (either Keep, Chuck or Create) and drag it onto the map.
  3. Drop your pin and provide us with some information on why you dropped your pin there.

Option 3 improvements involve major reconstruction of the village corridor, such as:  

  1. Raising the road surface to be flush with the footpath.
  2. Installing crossing signals at the pedestrian crossing between the intersections of SH36 with Western Road and Hall Road/Taui Street.
  3. Extending the raised median north.
  4. Changing the SH35/Hall Road/Taui Street intersection to a roundabout. Crossing signals could also be considered.
  5. Widening the existing footpaths on both sides to become shared paths.
  6. Extensive urban design and landscaping to improve the sense of place within Ngongotahā Village, and to reinforce motorists’ understanding that they are entering an area that has high volumes of pedestrians, manoeuvring vehicles and other road users. 

These improvements will meet the desired level of service and future proof the corridor. 

Cost estimate: $2,000,000