Busy road under scrutiny for improvements

Last updated 05:00 05/12/2013

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Opinions are being sought for the future of West Auckland's busiest road.

Around 42,000 vehicles travel through Lincoln Rd every day and it also has one of the poorest safety records with 446 crashes recorded between 2008 and 2012.

To ease congestion and improve safety, Auckland Transport is working on a design to upgrade the road from Te Pai Pl to the North Western Motorway interchange.

They're proposing introducing a median barrier to minimise collisions from turning traffic and a possible bus interchange is also being looked at.

Construction is not expected to begin until at least 2018 but opinions from the public are being sought now.

Road design and development group manager Andrew Scoggins says feedback will be used to help refine the eventual design.

To find out more information an open day is being held today from 3.30pm till 7.30pm at Netball Waitakere Centre, 31-35 Te Pai Pl.

Another will be held on Saturday from 10am till 2pm at Lincoln Green Conference Centre, 159 Lincoln Rd.

Go to auckland transport.govt.nz and search improving transport to Lincoln Rd for more information including a video of the initial design.

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- Western Leader

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