This project will
Connect Rototuna to the Waikato Expressway
Provide a safe underpass for pedestrians and cyclists
Extend the cycling and pedestrian network in Rototuna
Construction is under way to extend Resolution Drive, connecting Rototuna and surrounding suburbs to the Waikato Expressway. New shared paths beside Resolution Drive and a pedestrian underpass are also being constructed to create safe walking and biking connectivity in the area.
The increasing population of Rototuna requires better connectivity to the wider city, and more opportunities for safe walking and biking around their neighbourhood.
2015 - 2021Resolution Drive extension approved, new intersection configuration decided and a new name for eastern Kay Road agreed upon.
January 2022The eastern side of Kay Road near North City Road has been temporarily closed to allow the team to construct the new intersection onto Resolution Drive.
Mid-2022The east side of Kay Road will be renamed Ennion Rise. Resolution Drive and its new connection to Ennion Rise will open.
What the intersection would be, and its connectivity, were considered during the designation process in 2015. We took into consideration aspects like geometrics (road levels, terrain, and the fact Kay Road is a rural road). We also looked at the need to discourage short cuts through residential streets and keep traffic on safer and more appropriate roads (Borman Road and Resolution Drive). All these elements governed the final intersection configuration.
An independent safety audit of the detailed intersection design recommended removing the right turn movement.
Resolution Drive will open at the same time as the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway in mid-2022.
The east side of Kay Road (Resolution Drive to Horsham Downs Road) will be renamed Ennion Rise. The west side of Kay Road (Resolution Drive to River Road) is to remain as Kay Road.
Approximately six months (weather dependent).
For six months from 10 January 2022.
7am - 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Vehicle access will be maintained for a small group of Kay Road properties located inside the closure zone. Other residents in the area will need to follow alternative routes.
Yes – but not inside the closure zone. The closure zone is an active work site and for health and safety reasons, access is not permitted. Walkers and people on bikes will need to follow alternative routes.
Emergency services won't have access through the closure zone/work site.
Last updated 4 July 2022