Upgrade for Auckland

A major arterial route in Auckland will see introduced bus lanes and more bus stops

Auckland Transport (AT) will share detailed designs with public of a planned major upgrade of Dominion Road, at two open days this week.

Public feedback will be used to fine-tune the design before construction starts in spring this year.

The Dominion Road Upgrade is designed to bring many improvements to those living, working and travelling along or near this key arterial route.

Dominion Road is vital to Auckland’s public transport network and carries about 1.8 million bus passengers a year, and is one of the few transport corridors in the city where there are more bus passengers than drivers in peak hours.

The upgrade will increase the route’s capacity to deal with an expected 67 per cent growth in bus travellers by 2021.

The design will introduce more bus lanes and bus stops located at 400m intervals.

There will also be introduced cycle routes and upgrades to the three main village centres along the road.

Albert-Eden Local Board Chair Peter Haynes says they aim to upgrade the road without detracting from the colour and character that have made this one of Auckland’s best-loved streets.

"I can’t wait to see the major improvements to pedestrian safety, to the new cycleways that offer safer alternative routes, and greater public transport on the road," he says.

The open days are being held April 10 and 12 in Auckland, and the feedback period closes April 30.

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