We’re making a busy Cashmere roundabout way safer for everyone.

We're currently making a range of safety upgrades at the Cashmere Road, Colombo Street, Centaurus Road and Dyers Pass Road roundabout.

We're working at the roundabout between Tuesday 2 April and early July 2024. For more information about the traffic impacts of the work, please see our start works notice(external link)

This area is well-used by people busing, cycling, driving and walking, including tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) travelling to schools in the area.

Whether you’re driving to work or home again, visiting whānau and friends, or letting tamariki walk, scoot or bike to school, you should be able to do it safely.

This upgrade was approved by the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board(external link) in April 2023.

You can read more about this work below or in our Newsline(external link) story.

How we're making this roundabout way safer

We’re taking a proactive approach to safety by using the following low-cost treatments at this roundabout:

  • Installing safe speed treatments to slow vehicles down when approaching the roundabout:
    • Safe speed platforms on the Colombo Street and Centaurus Road approaches.
    • Speed humps on the Dyers Pass Road and Cashmere Road approaches.
  • Narrowing the road width approaching the roundabout.
  • Installing sharrow markings to indicate that cyclists and vehicles share the lane.
  • Widening the existing pedestrian refuge islands and adding two zebra crossings on safe speed platforms.
  • Adding cycle crossings on Colombo Street and Centaurus Road to create safer crossing points.
  • Building out the kerb on the corner of Colombo Street and Centaurus Road to slow vehicles turning left into Centaurus Road and provide space for landscaping.
  • Building out the kerb on Dyers Pass and Cashmere Road to slow vehicles turning left into Cashmere Road.
  • Adding a concrete lip around the centre of the roundabout to reduce the speed of people travelling in the roundabout.
  • Installing a new pedestrian refuge island on Remuera Avenue at the intersection of Colombo Street, making it safer to cross.
  • Installing hold rails at pedestrian crossings.
  • Adding more signage and road markings, including sharrows.
  • Making changes to speed limits on each approach to the intersection. 

What will the upgrades look like?

Final approved plans for the roundabout

3D rendering of the roundabout upgrades

Construction impacts

Road users can expect the following traffic impacts during construction:

  • Temporary traffic lights
  • Shoulder closures
  • Lane drops
  • Temporary on-street parking removal

We're asking people to please:

  • Allow extra time for delays and plan their trips accordingly.
  • Follow the directions provided by the onsite traffic management team at all times.
  • Advise our contractor Fulton Hogan if they have any specific property requirements, such as medical visits, home help, large vehicle deliveries or planned works. Phone 0800 762 334, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm or email cant.info@fultonhogan.com.

Project consultation

We received helpful feedback from the public when we consulted on our proposed changes(external link)(external link) in late 2022.

We listened and we made changes to our design as a result:

    • Further investigation during detailed design into the marking and delineation between users on the north-east corner outside Protocol.
    • Hold rails at pedestrian crossings.
    • Additional signage and road markings including sharrows.
    • Changes to speed limits on each approach to the intersection. Approval for this has been provided through the Interim Speed Management Plan (Safe Speed Neighbourhood Programme).
    • Additional education for people who ride and drive through the intersection. This will also include merging for a person on a bicycle to claim the lane.