Double Tracking River Rd

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When Hamilton double-tracks the rail lines across the river, River Road will be 2 metres above the existing road height at the intersection with O’Neill St, removing motor vehicle access between the two.

For people walking, biking or scooting, existing paths heading north would be similar to now, and the southern corner path gradient could remain the same. To build an underpass under River Road, the gradient to the south would be less forgiving.

Claudelands Rd  / River Rd has no need to be grade separated; it can become an at-grade light controlled intersection, allowing full access in all directions. No longer will people get lost trying to find their way between the city centre and Claudelands.

From Hamilton’s 2005 ‘2020 vivsion plan’

The other benefit of double tracking from Ruakura to Frankton will be grade separation of railway road crossings at Heaphy Terrace and Peachgrove Road, improving traffic flow on existing road surfaces and enabling fast, frequent and high capacity services along a rail corridor separated from general traffic and thus not affected by road congestion.

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