What happened to this consultation?
In September 2019 an Epetition was presented to the City Strategy Committee highlighting safety concerns at the Burma Road, Box Hill, Station Road and Baroda Street intersection in Khandallah.
In July 2020 we sought feedback from the public on safety improvements through an online survey, that was sent out to key stakeholders and the Khandallah community.
We had a good response with more than 580 respondents answering the survey. There were 448 respondents who live near the intersection.
The feedback was used to develop a range of options and criteria for a preferred option.
In December 2020 we invited the Khandallah community to a presentation which was attended by 35 members of the community. The presentation highlighted the decision-making process on creating a long list of options to a preferred option of a signalised pedestrian crossing. Council is now considering this option and conducting a safety audit and review.
Kiwirail track upgrade
We were recently advised by Kiwirail of their plan to upgrade a section of track near the level crossing at Khandallah Station. As part of the upgrade, Kiwirail are proposing to permanently close the parallel footpath to meet current rail safety requirements.
At a community meeting on Tuesday 20 April, Kiwirail and Wellington City Council agreed to work together to investigate safe solutions to retain the footpath.
This means the design phase of the Box Hill intersection works will be delayed until the investigation is complete. Our main concern with a potential footpath closure is that more pedestrians will use the intersection and we’ll need to include this eventuality in our design.
We apologise for the inconvenience and we’ll provide updates when we have more information.
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We are now working on the feasibility and detailed design as well as a safety audit and review of traffic signals at the intersection.
Preferred and approved option– February-March 2021
Detailed design finalised – April 2021
Proposed construction date - June 2021
If you wish to make a formal comment to the Council on the signalised pedestrian crossing proposed for this intersection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 February 2021.