Rodney Street, Wellsford footpath Rodney Street, Wellsford footpath

Auckland Transport is planning to construct a new footpath between Rodney Street and Centennial Park Road in Wellsford.

Project status: Construction to begin in February 2024

Project overview

Rodney Street is a busy stretch of highway with residential and commercial properties on either side. Nearby is Centennial Park, a popular sporting, recreational and community hub. Currently there is no safe facility linking pedestrians between Rodney Street and Centennial Park Road.

The existing footpath ends outside 68 Rodney Street on the eastern side of the street. Pedestrians must use the western side of the road, crossing Rodney Street twice to access Centennial Park Road and the park grounds.

The project is funded by the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate. One key objective of the fund is to add vital pieces of infrastructure to expand the footpath network in your area, making it safer and easier for people to get around.

Proposal for Rodney Street footpath

Under the most current project design, we will:

  • Install a 1.8m-wide footpath from outside 68 Rodney Street where the current footpath ends to Centennial Park Road along the eastern side the street.
  • Build a new, dedicated footbridge east of the vehicle overbridge to complete the footpath link over the railway tracks to Centennial Park Road.

Download the final drawing for the Rodney Street footpath (PDF 2.38MB).

Next steps

We have finalised the project design and plan to begin construction at the end of February 2024. We will notify the community as soon as we have confirmed the construction schedule and start date.

Our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works at least 48 hours before they start.

Public engagement

AT previously engaged the local community and affected parties about this project in late 2021 and again in mid - 2022.