Walmsley Rd transit lane, and walking and cycling improvements
We are proposing changes to Walmsley Road, Ōtāhuhu, to optimise the road network for public transport, cyclists, and pedestrians while balancing the need for cars and freight vehicles.
The new lower Nielson Street will open ahead of schedule on Saturday, 14 January at 3pm. Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding over the last 20 days while detour routes were in place.
The new lowered road will help reduce travel times, increase truck and freight efficiency, and also enable future mass transit options to the airport.
Image: Nielson Street rail bridge before works.
Image: The new lowered Nielson Street.
Work is on schedule to lower Neilson Street between Galway Street and Onehunga Mall. The overbridge has been demolished and the building of the new road is well underway. All going well, the new lowered Neilson Street will be opened for use Monday, 16 January.
Traffic diversions are working well and will remain in place until the road reopens. Thanks to all road users for their understanding and co-operation.
Neilson Street Rail Bridge closed from 27 December to 15 January
Neilson Street will be closed between Onehunga Mall and Galway Street for 3 weeks to remove the rail bridge and build a new, lowered road.
- Please avoid Neilson Street if you can, as it will be busy in the area and delays are expected.
- Use Church Street or Campbell Road to access Onehunga or motorway on-ramps.
- Detours will be in place for trucks and vehicles on Galway and Princes Streets to the town centre.
- If you're going to the airport, please avoid travelling through Onehunga.
- Plan your journey and allow extra time to travel to Dress-Smart Mall and the town centre.
- Consider using the train or bus to Onehunga. Trains will be running as normal. Plan your journey.
Parking is no longer permitted on Neilson Street, Onehunga, between Alfred Street and Angle Street, Monday to Friday, 6am to 7pm.
Heavy traffic flows require all 4 lanes to be operational to minimise disruption and improve traffic flow.
Stage 1 works are well underway with completion of the first phase of services diversions, construction of a temporary haul road, and work on the new footpath on Neilson Street. Additional lanes on SH20 are also being constructed.
Bus improvements for Māngere, Ōtāhuhu and Sylvia Park
Stage 1 works: The upgrade of Māngere town centre bus station on Bader Drive is 95% complete and the FN32 bus route is fully operational. Construction of Avenue Road bus stops is 85% complete and the northern side of the FN32 bus route is fully operational.
Stage 2 works: The contract for detail design for the Walmsley Road, Station Road, Mason Road, Atkinson Road and Mt Wellington highway has been awarded and the consultant has begun design work.
Work has begun on upgrading bus stops at Ōtāhuhu town centre, an upgraded bus station at Māngere town centre as well as new walking and cycling facilities. During this time, delays are expected so please plan your travel in advance.
Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today marked the start of work on the East-West Link roading project, one of the Government’s top priorities in Auckland.
Feedback on improvements to Neilson Street, Onehunga, closed on 26 August. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback. We will report back once we have finished analysis.
Feedback is now open on improvements to Neilson Street in Onehunga until 26 August.
Read the media release: Give feedback on Neilson Street improvements.
Feedback on bus facilities in Māngere and Ōtāhuhu town centres has now closed.
Consultation is open
Work on a new Māngere town centre bus station and new bus stops on Avenue Road in Ōtāhuhu are set to get underway in July.
Read the media release: New Māngere bus station on the way
Feedback on the preferred approach for the
Read the media release: Feedback for East West Connections project.
Community feedback was sought on the preferred approach for two
Feedback was welcomed on the proposed options for the
East West Connections open days and community workshops were held during the consultation period.
In July 2014, we held a consultation on where transport improvements could be made in the