Rush Creek residents can finally sleep sound as the Westgate Center gains a through road between Don Buck Road, Hobsonville Road and the old highway west and Massey’s Royal Road with its access to SH 16 and Auckland city.
After years of disagreement and dispute between the developer and successive city Councils, Westgate Drive officially opened at 2.30pm on Friday 23rd November.
Legitimising the traffic lights on Royal Road that have spent the past 18 months flashing to themselves, the road provides much needed alternate access to the Westgate shopping complex and greatly reduces the stress levels for residents of neighboring Rush Creek.
That the road had finally opened is in no small part due to the dogged persistence of three Association members, Fran and Bruce Hartnell and community board member Warren Flaunty who, along with fellow board member Ross Dallow, worked extremely hard to ensure the hassles preventing the opening were eventually resolved to the satisfaction of all the parties involved.
The opening of Westgate Drive will be greeted with a sigh of relief as it finally rids Rush Creek of an unacceptable build up in building related heavy traffic.
Residents say the almost constant rumble of large vehicles through their network of narrow neighborhood streets had become increasingly intolerable.
With the ongojng construction of a new cycle way across SH 16, the opening of Westgate Drive