Road Safety Audit - Roundabout in Palmerston North


ViaStrada was engaged by Palmerston North City Council  to undertake a preliminary design stage safety audit of a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Albert Street, a local road with an AADT of 6,033 and Grey Street, a collector road with an AADT of 7,600. Both roads have a posted speed limit of 50 km/h. The intersection is located in a residential area to the north east of the city centre.

It is proposed that the existing priority controlled crossroads is replaced with a roundabout of sufficient size to accommodate B-train turning movements. Both roads will be expected to carry the full range of road users.

ViaStrada recognise the need for careful horizontal and vertical geometric design to make roundabouts safer for all road users and bring this expertise to safety auditing of roundabouts.

Preliminary design stage road safety audit
Palmerston North City Council
Palmerston North
Preliminary design stage road safety audit
Project Status
Warren Lloyd
Director – Principal Transportation Engineer