Improving access to, from and around the airport
The New Zealand Transport Agency is upgrading the State Highway 20A / Kirkbride Road interchange. These roadworks are expected to impact travel times to and from Auckland Airport, until they are completed in 2017.
As part of the SH20A to Airport project, the New Zealand Transport Agency is also upgrading the Landing Drive roundabout to a fully signalised intersection. The project will take approximately 12 months and work started in March 2017.
Over the next few months, there will be a number of layout changes at Landing Drive roundabout, some of which may impact traffic flow during peak periods. These layout changes are necessary to enable the team to create safe work areas and complete the upgrade of Landing Drive roundabout to an 8 lane intersection.
The first change will occur Saturday 3 March or Monday % March (weather dependent) when we reduce the size of the roundabout. There will be no reduction in the number of lanes but some lanes may change alignment slightly to accommodate the smaller roundabout.
Please be patient, obey the lights and allow a little extra time. The temporary traffic lights will help support traffic flow and reduce the impact.
The Landing Drive roundabout is almost at capacity. A roundabout works best when there is a similar flow of vehicles on each arm of the roundabout. At Landing Drive, the strong north/south flow means the roundabout is not balanced and doesn’t work as well as it could.
The solution is a new 8-lane intersection with permanent traffic lights which will improve safety and journey reliability. Construction is planned to complete August 2018.
If you would like more information, please contact Amanda Petherick, Communication and Stakeholder Advisor on 0508 698 2743
When complete, the intersection will have 8-lanes for north and southbound traffic flow, with dedicated left and right turn lanes.
Landing Drive and Verissimo Drive will also have dedicated turning and straight through lanes. This will improve the flow of traffic entering and exiting the industrial areas.