As part of its focus on improving the wellbeing of Hamiltonians, Hamilton City Council has adopted a Vision Zero target of ending deaths and serious injuries on our city's roads.
To help achieve this target we will be making several safety improvements to the Anglesea St/Bryce St intersection in early 2020.
This intersection is one of the busiest in central Hamilton with up to 35000 vehicle movements, 5000 pedestrian movements and approximately 1000 bus movements every day. In the last five years there have been 23 crashes (ranging from non-injury to serious injury) at this intersection, highlighting the importance of these planned improvements.
The proposed enhancements include
a raised platform across the intersection to lower speeds and
changing the traffic signal phasing to prioritise the safety of pedestrians. This work is supported and co-funded by the NZ Transport Agency who aim to achieve significant and sustained reductions in deaths and serious injuries on state highways and local roads across New Zealand.
We are also investigating options to improve safety for pedestrians who cross the road on Anglesea St from the Hamilton Transport Centre to the bus stop located across the road, and on Bryce St from KMart to the Transport Centre. The improvements will tie into a future project to improve and liven up the Hamilton Transport Centre.
The intersection will close for up to three weeks to complete these works
The full intersection will be closed from 28 January to 16 February 2020, so these works can be completed safely and quickly.
Access to businesses in the area will always be maintained, while pedestrian and cycling access around the outskirts of the work site will also be maintained.
The intersection will be re-opened from Monday 17 February 2020 under traffic management for the remainder of the works. Works are expected to be fully completed by the end of March 2020.