Planning Started: 2004 Construction Started: Not Started Completed: Not Completed
Project planning commenced in 2004 (Hawke's Bay Regional Traffic Study)
The Napier City Council is planning to widen the most heavily trafficked section of Prebensen Drive (formerly
Four lanes will be formed between the Hawke's Bay Expressway and Hyderabad Road to ease congestion on the arterial
road. As part of the project, the Hyderabad Road/Prebensen Drive intersection will be upgraded, preferably using an
overbridge to replace the existing railway level crossing.
The proposed changes will provide significant traffic benefits, improving access to the port, encouraging heavy vehicle
traffic off Marine Parade and other Napier routes and freeing up the flow of traffic along Prebensen Drive, preferably
using an overbridge to replace the existing railway level crossing.
In an associated roading project, Ford Road will be extended to the Severn Street/Prebensen Drive roundabout adjacent
to the Mitre 10 Mega Store. Ford Road will then replace the Austin Street 'T' intersection as the main access to the
Onekawa industrial area from Prebensen Drive.
The proposed changes will provide significant traffic benefits and improve access to the port, encouraging heavy
vehicles away from other routes through the city (including Marine Parade) and freeing up the flow of traffic along
Prebensen Drive, including solving the current bottleneck at Austin Street.
The Regional Land Transport Committee, convened by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council, rates this project as among
Hawke's Bay's most significant roading proposals.
Subject to funding and the completion of the designation process, the Prebensen Drive four-laning and Ford
Road extension project are scheduled to commence in 2011.
Prebensen Drive Four Laning Project Images
Preferred Prebensen Drive Four Lani...
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