Project Summary

What we're doing

Exciting changes are coming to the intersection of Jellicoe Drive and Plunket Terrace to make this a safer and more accessible neighbourhood for everyone. These changes will enhance Hayes Paddock’s reputation as Hamilton’s best walkable and recreational neighbourhood destination.

Consultation has been undertaken regarding the road layout options.

The project upgrades include:

  • install two raised pedestrian crossings (Jellicoe Drive, Plunket Terrace)
  • relocation of bus stop
  • removal of slip lane near Hayes Common
  • allow two-way traffic flow at Plunket Terrace
  • bike parking

Why we're doing it

The Y-intersection of Plunket Terrace and Jellicoe Drive has safety and accessibility issues including U-turns at the intersection, poor visibility of pedestrians, and high entry speeds into Plunket Terrace. 

The project will provide safe connections between the street, the beach, river path, playground and bus stop relocation. 

Work on the street upgrade is planned to commence in late summer 2024. During this time, the toilet/changing facilities for Wellington Street Beach will also be upgraded.

The project is funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Transport Choices programme and will help create a connected network across the city, supporting Council's move to a low emissions transport system in response to climate change.

This project will

  • Improve biking and pedestrian safety

  • Create a larger community space

  • Enhance connections to recreational attractions

Where are we at

  • Stage 1 - Planning

    July 2023

    Public feedback has closed, and the project has moved to the design phase.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    March 2024

    With final design and construction approval from Waka Kotahi, we expect work to begin in March 2024.
  • Stage 3 - Completed

    June 2024

    Our goal is to complete the project mid-2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.
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Last updated 20 September 2023