Final Glenfield Rd Upgrade Confirmed


AT confirms that work on the final stage of Auckland Transport’s $40 million Glenfield Road upgrade is due to begin early next year.

Glenfield Road is a major arterial road serving the north of the city with more than 30,000 vehicles using it each day. Auckland Transport estimates that this figure will rise by approximately 3% per year.

The project, which began under the former North Shore City Council, aims to increase traffic capacity, ease congestion and improve pedestrian and cycle safety. Work has been undertaken in four stages in order to minimise disruption to residents and commuters.

Stage four is the final link in the upgrade which will focus on the section of Glenfield Road between James Street (South) and Sunset Road. It will release all of the benefits from the different stages of the project and will join up to future improvements on Albany Highway.

The final stage will take approximately two years to complete and will involve the following:

  • Widening of Glenfield Road to provide two lanes in each direction
  • Changes to the Wairau/Glenfield Road intersection
  • Road resurfacing
  • Safer crossing points for pedestrians with tactile markings for those with a visual impairment
  • Widening of footpaths
  • 1.5m wide on-road cycle lanes in both directions
  • New raised, planted and flush painted medians to improve safety
  • Indented bus bays
  • Bus priority measures at intersections to improve travel times
  • Landscaping and retaining walls

Watch out for Glenfield Rd's final road works

Diversions will be in place during the construction period.




  1. Feijoa says:

    I thought transport planners worked out at some point in the 1990s that indented bus stops cause greater delays overall as all the passengers have to wait to be let back in. Why in the day of HOP would they be bringing them back?

  2. ingolfson says:

    Feijoa - I don’t know the specifics for the Glenfield design. Under certain circumstances (i.e. enough capacity on Glenfield Road), indented bus stops may work with no problem.

    Assuming this is not the case (i.e. Glenfield is - which seems likely - to be too busy for this to work), the bus stops may still be indented, but only partially so (maybe 1m or 1.5m). Partially indenting allows cyclists to pass a stopped bus, MAY allow drivers to pass the bus very slowly in a 2m or so wide lane - but still make it a lot easier for a bus driver to get back into the flow than on a fully indented stop. Of course we don’t know how deeply the indentions are in the design.

    Or it may be that they did it intentionally, considering the car flows more important. Possible, but hopefully not that blatant.


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