This morning, Mayor Phil Goff and Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened section one of Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (the path of land and sea). Children from Stonefields School were among the first to ride and scooter on the path.
Get ready to ride! Section one is open to the public from midday Friday 9 December. Coast downhill from St Johns Road to Merton Road, then wind your way back for a coffee and a view of east Auckland.
Approaching the connection with St Johns Road.
Looking toward Glen Innes.
Greening the path.
The project team recently hosted members of the Orakei Local Board and Bike Auckland on a site tour of section one. The path is taking shape and is on track for a late October opening.
This earth ramp will reduce the gradient as the path climbs towards St Johns Road. This will be grassed and planted once the path is built.
The rippling in the path is where it levels out at regular intervals. This makes access for wheelchair users easier and will help reduce downhill speed.
The path is being built from the St Johns Road and Merton Road ends and will meet in the middle.
Work is underway to connect the walkway between Felton Mathew Ave and Apirana Ave with the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path.
We have had to divert an old unmarked stormwater pipe. This additional work has increased the time the walkway will be closed. We now expect it to be reopened in late June.
During the closure, Glen Innes station can be accessed from Merton Road and Apirana Ave.
The notification period for the consent applications for sections 2 and 3 has ended. A decision is expected in late July.
Walkway closed mid-May to mid-June
Work is underway to connect the walkway between Felton Mathew Ave and Apirana Ave with Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path.
A raised concrete table will be built at the path junction, to keep speeds low and pedestrians safe.
During this time, Glen Innes Station can be accessed from Merton Road and Apirana Ave.
Map showing the closed walkway
Thank you to everyone who came along to our open days this week.
The consent applications for sections 2 and 3 have been notified and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website
Photos from the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path open days
We held a busy first open day, with lots of people visiting St Chads Church to view the new path designs.
The second open day will be held on 14 April 2016.
This week, we applied to Auckland Council for the consents needed to build sections 2 and 3.
Read the latest project newsletter (PDF 484KB)
Section one is taking shape. The photos below show the route up and down the hill between Merton Road and St Johns Road.
A helicopter has delivered equipment to test ground conditions at locations within the Meadowbank section of the Glenn Innes to Tamaki Drive Shared Path route. This section (2) will begin construction in late 2016.
Image: Some areas of the route are difficult to access, so the helicopter has been used to transport testing equipment.
Image: A contractor attaches a longline and cargo hook to the helicopter.
Image: Looking along the path route from Kohimarama towards Meadowbank.
The start of construction of the Glen Innes to Tamaki Shared Path has been marked by a dawn blessing and sod-turning ceremony attended by the Minister of Transport and Mayor of Auckland.
Construction of section 1 begins on Thursday 22 October 2015. Section 1 should be completed in mid 2016 and the whole project is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.
Feedback on the shared path has now closed. AT is reviewing submissions and will report back in the new year.