Project Summary

What we're doing

We’re planning changes to Hyde Avenue and Grandview Road in Nawton, to make it safer and easier for people to access the shopping centre, community hub, local park and schools.

The upgrades include:

  • Reduce the speed limit from 50km/h to 30km/h on parts of Hyde Avenue, Grandview Road and Clancy Place outside the shopping centre – which aligns with future speed limit changes around Nawton School.
  • Install raised pedestrian crossings on Hyde Avenue and Grandview Road.
  • Extend the kerb and build a pedestrian island at the intersection of Rodney Street and Hyde Avenue, to encourage slower vehicle turning speeds and create a safer crossing location.
  • Upgrade the bus stop outside 67 Hyde Avenue with a bus shelter, paved area and accessible kerb.

Why we're doing it

The project supports the Waikato Regional Council’s Meteor bus service, linking the east and west of Hamilton. The upgraded bus stop and calmer streets will enable people to safely access this frequent bus service.

This project is funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Transport Choices programme and it 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 infrastructure for bus service

  • Reduce speed limit at key locations

  • Safer environment for pedestrians

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 12 March 2024