This week Auckland Transport and NZ Strong are starting work on the foundations for the canopy that will cover the pedestrian crossing between the Manukau train station/MIT building and the new Manukau bus station.
The foundation work will start on Thursday on Davies Avenue and is expected to be completed by the middle of 2017.
As part of the work a new sewer main is also being installed.
There will be machinery on the MIT side of Davies Avenue and the site will be fenced off, with signs in place to guide pedestrians around the area.
The speed limit on Davies Avenue will be reduced to 30 km/h until 25 November and at various times in early 2017.
The $35-million project is being delivered by Auckland Transport and is funded by Auckland Council and the Government through the NZ Transport Agency. The bus station is expected to open in the second quarter of 2018.
Features and benefits
- Provides a key regional bus destination.
- Improves passenger transfers between bus-bus and bus-rail services.
- Supports the increased volume and movement of buses to and from. Manukau and the wider network.
- Waiting lounge, toilets, office and bus staff facilities.
- Accessible for people with disabilities.
- Real time passenger information.
- Bike parking racks, taxi parking and a drop-and-ride area.
- Retail space and AT Metro customer service centre.
- 24-hour security, help points and CCTV.
- 23-bay bus station next to the existing Manukau train station.
- 21 sawtooth bays and 2 parallel bays.