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Active works

To minimise disruption, construction for this project will take place alongside routine road maintenance and renewals. In addition, Auckland Transport are also collaborating closely with Vector, who are upgrading utilities in the area.

Planned dates Works and location Access
April to July 2024

The eastern side of Apirana Avenue

Stage 1: From the Point England Road roundabout to the Fresh & Save carpark – in progress

Stage 2: From 260 Apirana Avenue to Taniwha Street – in progress

Vehicles: A one-way detour will be in place while we carry out works. We recommend that people travelling southbound use Line Road.

Parking: We will be working in stages to provide parking for people visiting shops. Businesses are open as usual.

Buses: Northbound bus access is maintained. Temporary bus stops will be in place while we work. Please check the AT Mobile app or Journey Planner for bus stop closure information.

Pedestrians: Pedestrians will need to use the other side of the road in areas where we are working. Please follow all traffic signs.

April to July 2024

Morrin Road and Stonefields Avenue

Stage 1: Intersection of College Road and Stonefields Avenue – in progress

Stage 2: Southern side of Morrin Road, from the Merton Road intersection to just before the roundabout – in progress

Vehicles: There will be a contraflow in place while we carry out the works. This allows us to maintain a 2-way traffic flow when we’re working. Please follow all signs and detours.

Parking: Vehicles will not be allowed to park on Morrin Road near our work area during active works.

Buses: Temporary bus stops will be in place while we work. Please check the AT Mobile app or Journey Planner for bus stop closure information.

Pedestrians: Pedestrian access will remain available at all times and pedestrians will be asked to use a temporary walkway along the worksite with the help of our traffic controller.

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Upcoming works

Please note, when and where we work can sometimes change due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather impacts. We will update this webpage and the community as soon as the information becomes available.

Planned dates Works and location
August 2024 Links to GI cycleway project on Taniwha Street (between Apirana Avenue and Line Road)
Mid-2024 Complete the cycleway by installing cycle separators, resurfacing, greening and road markings on Point England Road
September 2024 Morrin Road, Stonefields Avenue and Allison Fergusson Drive roundabout

Project overview

Glen Innes Links is a series of cycleways that connect Glen Innes with the wider Auckland network, including the new Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path. As the number of commuter cyclists grows, these new cycleways will provide a safer and more convenient connection for cyclists to reach Glen Innes train station, the shared path to Orakei Basin and Tāmaki Drive, and neighbouring suburbs.

This project is funded through the Urban Cycleways Fund.

Map showing Glen Innes cycleways, including the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive shared path, completed construction on Taniwha Avenue, active construction on Apirana Avenue, construction to be confirmed on Merton Road and future cycleways on West Tāmaki Road

Project benefits 

  • A network of protected and dedicated cycleways for safer journeys in and around Glen Innes.
  • New safe, accessible, and appealing cycle facilities for all ages, abilities, and confidence levels. 
  • Upgrades to existing bus stops, as well as the addition of new bus stops for more comfortable public transport travel.
  • Upgrades to existing pedestrian crossings, as well as the addition of new pedestrian crossings for improved safety.
  • More sustainable travel options.

Taniwha Street (between Line Road and West Tāmaki Road)

We started the Taniwha Street cycleway between Line Road and West Tāmaki Road in October 2022, and completed the cycleway in November 2023.

Improvements on Taniwha Street include:

  • A separated one-way cycleway to each side of Taniwha Street
  • Upgrading the 3 existing pedestrian crossings
  • Additional raised crossings, including 3 ‘informal’ raised crossing points and 4 ‘formal’ zebra crossings
  • Adding new bus shelters to all bus stops along Taniwha Street
  • Cycleway design map
  • Flow chart for placing bins

Watch a video about the construction at Taniwha Street.

Image showing Taniwha cycleway.
Taniwha cycleway after the changes
Image showing Taniwha cycleway.
Taniwha cycleway after the changes.

Taniwha Street (between Apirana Avenue and Line Road)

What is planned?

New crossings are proposed at the following locations along Taniwha Street within the Glen Innes Town Centre:

  • Adding a 2-way cycleway on the southern side of Taniwha Street between Apirana Avenue north and mid-block pedestrian crossing at #221-223 Taniwha Street, and a one-way cycleway on each side of Taniwha Street between the mid-block crossing and Line Road, raised beside the footpath and separated by a kerb
  • Removing the roundabout at Taniwha Street/Mayfair Place and adding a right-hand turning bay into Mayfair Place
  • Replacing the taxi stand on Delwyn Lane with a new bus layover and moving the taxi stand to Taniwha Street
  • Replacing the existing zebra crossing with a signalised pedestrian crossing outside the train station
  • New crossings are proposed at the following locations along Taniwha Street within the Glen Innes Town Centre:
    • 2 at Apirana Avenue intersection
    • 2 at Mayfair Place, Delwyn Lane exit point
    • 221-223 Taniwha Street, Omaru Lane intersection
    • Bradley Lane intersection 
  • Increasing on-street parking from 22 to 26 spaces 
  • Removing 8 trees. New trees will be planted in the vicinity as part of the project.
Image showing the Glen Innes Town Centre (Taniwha Street)
Artist's impression of what the changes to Taniwha Street Glen Innes Town Centre will look like.

Apirana Avenue

What is planned?

  • A separated two-way cycleway between Pilkington Road and Taniwha Street, providing access to Glen Innes Train Station.
  • Removal of seven parking spaces (59 retained) to accommodate a new bus layover.
  • Three new parking spaces on the southern section of the road to provide increased parking near the Glen Innes town centre.
Impression of Apirana Avenue
Artist's impression of what the changes to Apirana Avenue will look like.

Point England Road

What is planned?

  • A separated one-way cycleway on each side of Point England Road.
  • Raised zebra crossing near Apirana Avenue, Merton Road, and Line Road roundabout.
  • Bus stops outside 2 and 5 Point England Road upgraded with a raised platform providing better accessibility for all passengers.
  • This will result in the removal of 45 parking spaces. Click here to view artist’s impression of what these changes will look like.
Impression of the Point England Road and Pilkington Road Intersection.
Artist's impression of what the changes to Point England Road will look like.

Merton Road

What is planned?

Between Morrin Road and Apirana Avenue:

  • Adding a two-way raised cycleway on the northern side of Merton Road, raised beside the footpath.
  • Removal of 38 parking spaces.
  • This section of the cycleway will allow cyclists to connect into the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive shared path.

Between College Road and Morrin Road: 

  • A separated one-way cycleway on each side of Merton Road.
  • Removal of 93 parking spaces on the northern side of Merton Road (retaining 107).
Image showing both sides of Merton Road, along with the cycleway and sidewalks.
Artist's impression of what the changes to Merton Road will look like.

Line Road 

What is planned?

  • Two-way cycleway on the western side of Line Road between Taniwha Street and West Tamaki Road.
  • A new raised pedestrian and bike crossing at the intersection of Taniwha Street and Line Road.
  • A new pedestrian and bike crossing connecting Taniwha Reserve and Eastview Reserve.
  • New raised pedestrian and bike crossings across Eastview Road and Merfield Street where each street intersects with Line Road.
  • New bus stops marked outside 36 Line Road and 8 Line Road and a widened footpath at 78 Line Road.
  • New bus shelters and wider waiting area for the bus stops outside 63 Line Road and 21 Line Road.
  • A wider waiting area for the bus stop outside 78 Line Road.

Parking and trees:

  • To fit a new cycleway on Line Road, we need to make space for it within the road.
  • Parking is to be retained on the section of Line Road between Taniwha Street and Eastview Reserve, but we would need to remove the trees on the western side.
  • The section of Line Road between Eastview Reserve and Merfield Street is narrower, so we would need to remove the car parking on both sides of the road and the trees from the western side.
  • Parking would be retained on the eastern side of Line Road between Merfield Street and West Tamaki Road, and trees would be removed from the western side.
  • Tree removal will be required to accommodate the cycleway, this area will be replanted after the cycleway is completed.
  • Removal parking spaces along Line Road include:
    • 10 between Taniwha Street and Eastview Reserve to accommodate a crossing (31 retained). 
    • 77 between Eastview Reserve and Merfield Street and 44 between Merfield Street and West Tamaki Road to accommodate the off-road cycleway (17 retained). 
  • New speed table outside 77 Line Road to regulate traffic speed.
Image showing Line Road with pedestrians and cyclists on the sidewalk.
Artist's impression of what the changes to Line Road will look like.

Stonefield Avenue

What is planned?

  • A two-way cycleway on the southeast side of Stonefields Avenue, separated by concrete separators.
  • An intersection (Stonefields Avenue/Morrin Road/ Allison Ferguson Drive) reconfigured to provide safer raised pedestrian and bike crossings near roundabouts.
  • Removal of the slip lane turning left onto College Road from Stonefields Avenue and providing a shared path connection for pedestrians and cyclists. Vehicles will be able to turn left on the signal.
  • New raised pedestrian crossings at the College Road and Stonefields Avenue intersection.
  • On-street parking is retained on both sides of the road.

Morrin Road

What is planned?

  • A two-way cycleway on the south-eastern side of Morrin Road, with a raised concrete separator between the cycle lane and traffic. Parking will be retained on the north-western side.
  • Three new raised pedestrian and bike crossings across the two side roads that access the former university campus at 261 Morrin Road.
  • Two intersections (Merton Road/Morrin Road and Stonefields Avenue/Morrin Road/Allison Ferguson Drive) reconfigured to provide safer raised pedestrian and bike crossings near roundabouts.
  • The bus stop near Eric Paton Way will be upgraded with a raised platform providing better accessibility for all passengers.
  • Removal of 85 parking spaces to accommodate the new cycleway (39 retained).
Image showing both lanes of Morrin Road, along with cycleways and sidewalk.
Artist's impression of what the changes to Morrin Road will look like.

Project history 

Public consultation was undertaken in 2015, 2017, and 2022 to ensure the design of the new cycleways was in partnership with the community. Feedback has helped us identify key routes and ways we can improve outcomes for future users.

Get in touch

We know that construction creates change and disruption. We will keep you updated throughout the construction process, so you know what to expect and how to contact us.

If you have any questions about this project

email us: projects@at.govt.nz

call us: 09 355 3553.

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