Anglesea St/Bryce St safety improvements

​​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 Waka Kotahi 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. 

Intersection closed for up to three weeks 

The intersection will be closed for three weeks from 28 January to 16 February 2020 to complete safety improvement works.

Access to all businesses and pedestrian and cycling facilities around the site will be maintained. 

When re-opened, the intersection will be under traffic management until the end of March 2020 (weather dependent). 

Frequently asked questions

​​Why is Hamilton City Council closing the full intersection for three weeks? 
We considered a number of options to complete the works, including working at night and working with the road remaining open under traffic management. After further investigation we decided it would be quicker and much safer to complete the works with the full intersection closed. 

This way, the team can work longer hours and not have to stop during peak times. There is also a number of existing underground services (including power and fibre) that have no protective piping (ducting) around them which need to be identified by the service providers. These services providers can only work during the day and we did not want to risk the safety of our contractors on site who will be working around these services.  

Where is the road closed from?
Anglesea St will be closed from the Ward St intersection to the Transport Centre entrance. Access for delivery vehicles to businesses along this stretch of road will be retained.

Bryce St west will be closed from the Transport Centre entrance to Capital Tyres. Capital Tyres will remain open with access from Bryce St. The Kmart entrance on Bryce St will be closed. Patrons will need to use the Ward St entrance next to Burger King. All businesses will remain operational as normal.

Can I still walk around the intersection? 
Access to all businesses and pedestrian and cycling facilities around the outside of the site will be maintained at all times during the intersection closure. 

Will businesses and shops remain open during the road closure?
All businesses and shops will remain open as normal. 

Businesses who require access for deliveries and parking will be allowed to access their businesses through the road closure.  

The K Mart entrance on Bryce St will be closed. Patrons will need to enter through the Burger King entrance on Ward St. 

Will the Hamilton Transport Centre remain open and will all the buses still be operational? 
The Transport Centre will remain open and bus services will continue to operate during this time. However, there are significant diversions in place. Please check before you travel. 

Refer to Busit for more information on this. 

Taxis will still be operating from the Transport Centre. ​

Will the Centre Place parking building remain open?
Vehicles will still be able to enter the parking building from the east. When exiting the parking building, vehicles will turn left as usual onto Bryce St and U-turn around the traffic island to head east down Bryce St. 

All parking buildings in the area will remain open during the road closure. 

Which way should I go during the intersection closure?
You can use Victoria St, Tristram St, Ward St and London St to move around the city.  

Will there be more delays than usual during peak times?
Yes unfortunately this can't be avoided, however we encourage you to:

  • C​​​ar pool when possible
  • Catch the bus
  • Park further away and walk.

​We will be monitoring the traffic signals during the peak periods and making slight adjustments to make sure that traffic keeps flowing where possible.

We thank you for your patience during these works.  ​

Page reviewed: 23 Jan 2020 2:45pm