Project Summary

What we're doing

We’re planning to make some changes to Hukanui Road (near the intersection with Callum Brae Drive) to make it safer and more convenient for people to walk, bike and bus the route between Rototuna and Chartwell.

The upgrades include:

  • Install in-lane bus stops outside 375 Hukanui Road and opposite 371 Hukanui Road (find out more about in-lane bus stops here).
  • Install a protected on-road bike lane on the eastern side of Hukanui Road (heading towards Chartwell) and an on-road bike lane with a painted buffer on the western side of Hukanui Road (heading towards Rototuna).
  • Create a raised, accessible platform on both sides of Hukanui Road to make it easier for people to get on/off the bus and to prompt people on bikes to slow down and give way to bus passengers.
  • Add a bus shelter outside 375 Hukanui Road and adjust the location of the bus shelter opposite 371 Hukanui Road.
  • Install a new raised signalised crossing to enable pedestrians and bus passengers to safely cross the road.

Hukanui Road proposed improvements

Why we're doing it

The bus stop improvements we’re looking to put in place also support the plans of Waikato Regional Council to create more frequent bus services for Rototuna.

Hukanui Road has also been identified as a key connection in our biking and micro-mobility network plan from Rototuna to Chartwell. With schools and parks in the local area, we want to create a safe environment that gives people the ability to travel freely and independently.

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

  • Support frequent bus service

  • Improve biking and pedestrian safety

  • Allow for future growth in city-wide bike network

Where are we at

  • Stage 1 - Planning

    September 2023

    Feedback on this project closed on 14 July 2023, and the project has moved to the design phase.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    January 2024

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

    February 2024

    Our goal is to complete the project by February 2024. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.

Frequently asked questions

Will the construction work be done during the day or night?

Works will usually be completed during the day, from Monday to Friday, 6am - 7pm, weather dependent. Traffic will still flow both ways and to complete this work safely, traffic management will mostly be under two lane diversion setups. One lane closure with stop/go will be in place from 9am - 2.30pm during constructing of the raised pedestrian crossing.  The footpath will be closed for pedestrians during construction. Residents will always have access. Please follow the signs and listen to our staff on site, who are there to keep you safe. We will work with you to make sure any impact is kept to a minimum.  Over the weekend, there will be no work on-site. Shoulders will remain closed, and the footpath will be open to pedestrians.  

What considerations are there for people with disabilities?

The upgrades will make it safer for people with disabilities to travel around the area and make it easier to catch the bus to travel to other parts of the city. The raised, accessible platforms on both sides of Hukanui Road will make it easier for people with disabilities to get on/off the bus. The raised crossings will provide a level pathway from one side to the other, making it easier for wheelchair users to safely cross. 

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Last updated 12 March 2024