Clark Road and Three Mile Bush Road - Safety improvements

  • Project typeSafety improvements
  • Project value$1.2m
  • Project scheduleBeginning 8 January 2024. Completion due in December 2024
  • Contractor nameAsset Construction Limited
An image of the Clark Road.

A petition was submitted to us by local residents and business owners advocating for increasing safety measures and reducing the number of speeding vehicles on Clark Road and Three Mile Bush Road.

Their main concern was the speed of vehicles around Kamo Primary School, which is situated at the intersection of these two roads.

There are two additional schools, a sports ground and the main Kamo shopping centre, within one kilometre of Clark Road. So, there are a significant number of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists who use these roads.

These traffic calming works have received 100% government funding through the Transport Choices programme which is designed to create walkable neighbourhoods and support safe, green, and healthy school travel.

What we are doing in the area?

  • Installing new raised platforms
  • Undertaking improvements to the existing zebra crossings in line with new standards and guidelines
  • Improving some areas of footpath
  • Improving drainage
  • Installing new signage
  • Undertaking some minor lighting improvements 
  • Upgrade School patrol signs

Map of Clark Road and three mile bush road improvements.

Proposed site plans for the Clark Road and Three Mile Bush Road raised platforms(PDF, 4MB)

What to expect

Starting from Monday 8 January 2024, we will begin works on Three Mile Bush Road to complete the zebra crossing outside Kamo Primary School (weather permitting) by the end of the summer school holidays.

The second zebra crossing on Clark Road is scheduled for completion during the July school holidays to mitigate disruptions to school traffic.

The remaining works will be completed by December.

During the construction period, brief detours will be in place for minor closures. There will also be several areas where parking will be restricted to allow two-way traffic flow.

Clear signage will be posted to indicate these restrictions, and traffic control personnel will be on-site during work hours (7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Saturday).

History of the project

  • 2019: A petition was created and signed by 145 residents and business owners, requesting us to increase measures to reduce vehicle speeds and improve pedestrian safety on Clark Road and Three Mile Bush Road. 
  • 2020: The petition was presented to Council, agreed on and added to the 2024 - 2026 Long Term Plan.  
  • 2023: The project was brought forward due to external funding becoming available. 

Location

Clark Road, Te Kamo 0112  View Map

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