Auckland Transport

Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Westmere project updates

2017


18 September – Richmond Road Route 1 construction update: West Lynn Retail Area

Construction of the Waitemata Safe Route Cycleway along Richmond Rd is well underway with good progress being made in the West Lynn retail area.

The first stage of works along Route 1, between Surrey Crescent and Fisherton Street is nearly complete. 

Initial works began on the western side of Richmond Rd between Castle St and Warnock Rd. This required road closures at the corner of Francis St and Wilton St and temporary re-positioning of two bus stops and the pedestrian crossing while the new bus stops and pedestrian crossings were constructed.

Works began on the Western side of Richmond Road at Castle Street

Caption: Works began on the Western side of Richmond Road at Castle Street

Four road crews, working simultaneously, have removed the entire stretch of existing kerb and channel, and constructed the western half of two speed tables.

Construction underway on the western half constructed of one of two speed tables being installed in the West Lynn retail area

Caption: Construction underway on the western half constructed of one of two speed tables being installed in the West Lynn retail area

Over the coming week construction crews plan to:

  • complete the kerb and channel along the road and side streets.
  • adjust some private vehicle crossings to meet raised kerb levels. 
  • repave the footpaths.

The next set of works involves installing new footpaths, relocating street signs, laying temporary asphalt surfacing prior to road resurfacing and sealing.

Once work on the western side of the West Lynn retail area is complete, construction will shift to the eastern side of Richmond Road. This will require temporary closure of Hakanoa St and Tutanekai St at the intersection of Richmond Rd, and the relocation of the existing bus stop.

How works may affect you

What you need to know:

  • There are shoulder, footpath, and side street closures on the western side of Richmond Rd. On-street parking remains on the eastern side of the road, however traffic flow is restricted.
  • The existing bus stop on the eastern side of the road near the corner of Francis St has been temporarily moved to outside the Auckland Buddhist Centre. Signage is in place.
  • Pedestrian access will, at times, be impeded. Please abide by safety signs and exercise caution around the construction area. Traffic management staff will be on hand during works hours to facilitate safe pedestrian passage.
  • Some private driveways will need to be replaced to align with the new footpath and kerb. 
  • Contractors are working on site between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Road Closures:

There are currently road closures at the intersection of Richmond Rd and Francis St and Wilton St. This will last until 5 am on Sunday 24 September. The closures are well signposted, detours are in place.

Find out more information about street closures and detours available (PDF 51KB).


13 September – Route 2 Richmond Road

Physical Works begin in West Lynn September 13

Construction began at the Surrey Crescent end of Richmond Road last month and has progressed to Fisherton Street. This stage is currently nearing completion.

The next stage of works, from Tutanekai Street to just south of Sackville Street begins Wednesday 13 September. Initial works start on the western side of Richmond Road from Tutanekai Street to Francis Street.

Work in the West Lynn area should finish mid to late October, and road resurfacing to be complete in November.

Initial works on the western side of Richmond Road will involve:

  • Kerb and channel removal and realignment on both sides of the road and at side streets.
  • Adjusting some private driveway crossings to meet raised kerb levels.
  • Backfilling and temporary asphalt surfacing prior to road resurfacing and sealing.
  • Constructing two new speed tables.
  • Installing new footpaths.

How works may affect you

What you need to know:

  • There will be shoulder, footpath, and side street closures on one side of the road. On-street parking will remain on the side of the road not undergoing works however traffic flow will be restricted to one-way at times. You may need to park elsewhere if you do usually park on the side of the road in the construction zone.
  • Existing bus stops will be temporarily moved to facilitate works and road signs will indicate where alternative stops are placed. 
  • Pedestrian access will, at times, be impeded. Please abide by safety signs and exercise caution around the construction area. Traffic management staff will be on hand during works hours to facilitate safe pedestrian passage.
  • Some private driveways will need to be replaced to align with the new footpath and kerb. We will contact affected property owners and/or tenants directly to coordinate these works.
  • Contractors will be working on site between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

Road Closures:


In the first stage of works on the Western side, there will be road closures to Francis Street and Wilton Street at the intersection with Richmond Road. This will last from 8 pm Sunday 10 September until 5 am on Sunday 24 September. The closures will be well signposted with detours in place.

Find out more information about street closures and detours available (PDF 51KB).


12 September – Route 1 Surrey Crescent

Work began at the Great North Road end of Surrey Crescent last month and have progressed to just south of the pedestrian crossing outside Grey Lynn School. Construction will finish at Firth Street completing section one shortly. Section two from approximately Browning Street and on to Richmond Road will start 12 September.

These will involve:

  • Removal and re-installation of the existing bluestone kerb. Realigning the channel along both sides of the road to cater for new road sealing.
  • Adjusting some private driveway crossings to meet raised kerb levels.
  • Backfilling and temporary asphalt surfacing prior to road resurfacing and sealing.
  • Installing new pedestrian crossings.
  • Installing new footpaths
  • Removing sections of concrete to install new footpaths.

How works may affect you

What you need to know:

  • Shoulder closures on both sides of the road means on-street parking will be restricted within the construction area. You may need to park elsewhere if you do usually park on the side of the road in the construction zone.
  • Existing bus stops will be temporarily moved to facilitate works and road signs will indicate where alternative stops are placed. 
  • The pedestrian crossing near Grey Lynn School will be shifted temporarily to allow for works.
  • Pedestrian access will, at times, be impeded. Please abide by safety signs and exercise caution around the construction area. Traffic management staff will be on hand during works hours to facilitate safe pedestrian passage.
  • Some private driveways will need to be replaced to align with the new footpath and kerb. We will contact affected property owners and/or tenants directly to coordinate these works.
  • The road will remain open to traffic but there will be some narrowing at times to accommodate works.

11 September - Route 1 Surrey Crescent

Work began on 11 September on the southern edge of Old Mill Rd 200m west of The Bullock Track. 

These will involve:

  • Removal of the grass berm between the roadway and footpath.
  • Removal of three existing trees.
  • Installing a cycleway path.
  • Installing a new pedestrian crossing.

How works may affect you

What you need to know:

  • There will be shoulder closures on the southern side of the road and on-street parking will be restricted within the construction area. You may need to park elsewhere if you do usually park on the side of the road in the construction zone.
  • Vehicle access to all properties will be maintained.
  • The road will remain open to traffic.
  • Contractors will be working between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

10 August

Construction on cycleway routes 1 (Surrey Crescent to Garnet Road) and 2 (Richmond Road) began on Monday, 6 August. 

Work on both routes will be undertaken in sections, starting with:

  • A 200m-long section, running along Surrey Crescent from Great North Rd to Grey Lynn School.
  • A 200m-long section, running along Richmond Road from Surrey Crescent to Edwards Rd

Works in these sections are expected to take around 3 weeks to complete.

How works may affect you

These works will require shoulder closures on both sides of the road. This means:

  • On-road parking along the 200m section will be not be available. There is on-street parking available within easy walking distance.
  • The road will remain open to traffic but there will be some narrowing at times to accommodate works.
  • Contractors will be working between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

12 July

Updated detailed design plans now available for routes 1 and 2.

The plans include changes to the design in response to public feedback.


2016


22 December

Feedback reports for all the routes are now available.

Work on the detailed designs is continuing. We will update you once the completed designs are available.