Latest Project Updates

Latest updates from the Hampden Street safety investigation

The report covering the trial closure was presented to the Infrastructure Committee on Thursday 1 October. The agenda and associated report is available here.

Facts from the study

The trial has shown:

Over the years there have been some nasty accidents around Hampden Street (West) where it meets Waimea Road. We have been looking at solutions to make this area safer for all users.

On Sunday 6 October 2019 a trial closure of Hampden Street (West) was put in place to see if this helps improve safety. This will run for up to 12 months, with a report due to Council after 6 months (note report has been delayed due to COVID-19).

Throughout the trial, we will be monitoring traffic volumes, pedestrian numbers and vehicles turning at key intersections (see below map for details).