Auckland Transport have provided the following information:
I am getting in touch with regards to some safety improvements at the Piha Road/Scenic Drive intersection.
Auckland Transport is pleased to announce that the flashing cats eyes to improve safety at the Piha Road/Scenic Drive intersection will be activated this coming Monday 22 July. They will likely be turned on after the morning peak.
More info below:
To improve road safety, in road red flashing LED lights (cats eyes) have been installed in the road surface leading to the STOP sign on Piha Road where it meets Scenic Drive. These lights flash when drivers approach the STOP sign on Piha Road.
The flashing cats eyes will raise drivers’ awareness of the STOP sign. This is a New Zealand first at a STOP sign and if successful it will allow use in similar situations across the country.
In addition, yellow, non-flashing cats eyes have been installed in the road surface on Scenic Drive to highlight the centreline for road users. With a number of incidents involving drivers on the wrong side of the road at this location, highlighting the centre of the road will encourage drivers to stay on the correct side.
Regards, Sam Stephenson
Communications Advisor, Auckland Transport