Ruakākā safety improvements - Peter Snell Road

  • Project typeRoading improvement
  • Project value$550,000
  • Contractor nameVentia
  • Completion Date17 February 2023
An inset showing extent of roadworks on Peter Snell Road.

Safety concerns at the northern end of Peter Snell Road, between the shopping centre and Bream Bay High School, were addressed by major changes to the road’s layout. Work started in October 2022 and after delays because of bad weather, it was completed in February 2023.

The $550,000 job was awarded to Ventia. Works included:

  • installing new raised platforms
  • lighting
  • zebra crossings
  • new kerb and channel
  • improved footpaths
  • new road marking

This will provide stronger information to road users about the need for care in the area. New road markings extend the full-length of Peter Snell Road changing the current layout and introducing a new one.

The Road to Zero safety project’s aim is reduce vehicle speeds around the school to comply with national speed limit changes recently implemented by Central government and responds to a petition signed by about 170 locals.

A map showing roadworks on Peter Snell Road.

Details of improvement works

The new zebra crossings are on raised platforms across Peter Snell Road between the school and the shops.

An avenue of phoenix palms (now considered noxious weed species) was also removed.

The existing slip lane from Marsden Point Road into the Peter Snell Road was removed to reduce vehicle speeds and provide for more on-road parking on Marden Point Road outside the shopping centre.

Peter Snell Road was reduced to a single lane in each direction and the space previously occupied by two outer lanes is used for new bus parking. New angled parking was installed along Peter Snell Road for the sports parks, local skate area and school (overflow parking for the shopping centre as well).

New lighting was installed to support improved pedestrian crossing facilities. We consulted with the community about further safety work including investigating on-road cycle lanes. 


Peter Snell Road, Ruakākā 0116  View Map

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