Auckland Transport

Grey Lynn, Arch Hill, Westmere project updates

2017


2 November 2017 

Richmond Road Route 2 - Road resurfacing update - 5 & 6 November

Waitemata Safe Route Cycleways Construction along Richmond Road is nearly complete. One of the final stages of work, for this section, is the resurfacing of the roadway to restore the road condition. The resurfacing work will take place on sections of Richmond Rd between Surrey Cres and Warnock Street.

Weather permitting, these works are expected to start at 6am on Sunday 5 November, 2017 and will take place across one 24 hour shift and one night shift. All work will be complete on Tuesday 7 November. In the event of rain the work will be rescheduled to 12 November 2017. The work will take place in a series of stages and traffic management will change with each stage. The work is being staged this way to allow traffic to West Lynn Town Centre and access to the farmers market from Ponsonby Road on Sunday Morning, but still complete the works before trading hours on Monday.
Buses will have priority along Richmond Road and will travel through the site with the assistance of the traffic controllers. More information and the best way to travel around the site is outlined below.

The works are planned for Sunday 5 November from 6am to noon and Monday 6 November from 7pm to 5am Tuesday. 

Stage 1

Richmond Rd will be closed to through traffic from Surrey Cres to Edwards Rd. This section will reopen to traffic early Sunday afternoon. The section will close again on Monday evening from 6pm.
Fisherton St residents – Please exit by turning left onto Richmond Rd. Best way to access Surrey Cres is via Castle Street and Stanmore Road. Entry into your street is from Surrey Cres under the assistance of the traffic controller.
Baildon Rd – will be closed at Richmond Rd, please exit via Browning St.
Castle St – will remain open during this stage to assist market vendors accessing the Community Centre.
Richmond Rd - Residents living between Surrey Crescent and Edwards Rd please head north on Richmond Rd to travel safely around the area.

Richmond Road Route Stage 1

Stage 2 – will commence on Sunday 5 November when Stage 1 is complete. This section will remain closed for Sunday and reopen to normal traffic flow on Monday morning.

Wilton/Hakanoa/Francis Streets – Will be closed at Richmond Rd, please exit though the opposite end of each street.
Richmond Road Residents – this section will have access to your property under the assistance of the traffic controller.
Tutanekai Street residents - please turn left onto Richmond Rd and follow traffic management signs to safely travel around the worksite.
Wellpack Ave - No right hand turn onto Warnock Ave.
Sackville St - No left hand turn onto Richmond Rd.

Richmond Road Route Stage 2

Stage 3 – will commence on Sunday 5 November about 1pm. This section will remain closed for Sunday and reopen to normal traffic flow on Monday morning. 

Richmond Rd Residents – will have access to your property under the assistance of the traffic controller.
Richmond Rd – between Fisherton and Surrey Cres will be open to two way traffic.
Castle/Wilton/Francis/Hakanoa/Tutanekai Streets and Edwards Rd - will be closed at Richmond Rd, please exit though the opposite end of each street.

Richmond Road Route Stage 3

During work hours, street parking will be restricted on some side streets to allow traffic to flow safely around the area. Please park off street or away from the area until all traffic management is lifted. Traffic controllers will help vehicles and pedestrians to move safely through the work site. Please take care when walking or driving in the area and look out for changes in traffic management.


27 October 2017 - Route 1 Surrey Crescent update

Construction of the Waitemata Safe Route Cycleway: Surrey Cres to Garnet Rd continues with the bulk of works from Great North Rd to Richmond Rd nearing completion.

 Since works began in August Dempsey Wood Civil, Auckland Transport’s civil works contractor on this project, has:

  • Uplifted and replaced 800 metres of kerb and channel on both sides of Surrey Cres.
  • Upgraded 850 square metres of concrete footpath.
  • Built two new bus stop platforms to accommodate the new safe cycleway.
  • Realigned and raised 200m2 of driveway crossings to meet new kerb levels.
  • Removed traffic islands in preparation for road resealing by another contractor.
  • Installed an off-road asphalt cycleway within the grass berm on the southern edge of Old Mill Rd from the Bullock Track to View Rd.

Over the next month our work crews will:

  • Continue kerb and channel works along Surrey Cres and Old Mill Rd.
  • Realign and raise some existing driveway crossings to meet new kerb levels.
  • Extend and realign the kerb on the western corner of Surrey Cres and Richmond Rd, and at side road intersections.
  • Relocate existing bus shelters.
  • Install an off-road asphalt cycleway within the eastern grass berm on Surrey Cres between Richmond Rd and the Bullock Track, and beyond View Rd.
  • Realign the intersection of Old Mill Rd and Garnet Rd. This work includes kerb and channel realignments and replacements, footpath replacements and installing new traffic islands and signs.

Works will then continue north on both sides of Garnet Rd to the Meola Rd roundabout, before road line markings and cycleway surfacing is applied.                                       

What you need to know:

  • Shoulder closures to facilitate works means on-street parking will be limited in some areas as works progress.
  • Pedestrian access will, at times, be impeded and we encourage all residents and visitors to the area to be alert, abide by safety signs and exercise caution around the construction area. Traffic management staff are 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 advise affected property owners and/or tenants directly to coordinate these works
  • Contractors are working on site at various areas along the route between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturday.

9 October 2017

Richmond Road Route 2 Works in West Lynn retail village progressing at pace.

Construction works within the West Lynn retail village are continuing at pace on the eastern side of Richmond Rd between Warnock Rd and Edwards St. Despite the inclement weather over the weekend, works remain on schedule for completion mid to late October.

Over the last week, Dempsey Wood Civil crews have:

  • Removed and realigned the existing kerb and channel.
  • Constructed inner kerbs to accommodate the new cycleway.
  • Installed Kassel kerbs to accommodate the new bus stop.

Continuing work will involve:

  • Constructing inner kerbs for new landscaping.
  • Building the eastern half of two new concrete speed tables.
  • Removing and replacing the existing asphalt footpath.
  • Replacing private vehicular crossings to meet raised kerb levels.

We anticipate civil works in the immediate West Lynn retail village finishing mid to late October, followed by road resurfacing. Dempsey Wood will then return to install road and green cycleway markings.

What you need to know:

  • Traffic along Richmond Rd is restricted to a single two-way lane, electronically controlled at either end of works.
  • There are shoulder, footpath, and side street closures on Richmond Rd:

  • On-street parking is not available on either side of Richmond Rd within the works area.
  • Auckland Transport has temporary short term parking on Hakanoa St and Tutanekai St to accommodate retail customer parking.
  • Auckland Transport and Dempsey Wood are currently working together to provide additional car parking on the eastern side of Richmond Rd between the two speed tables as work progression allows.
  • The temporary bus stop are established:

    • Travelling north, outside the Auckland Buddhist Centre near Warnock Rd.
    • Travelling south, outside the Ministry for Vulnerable Children near Tutanekai St.

  • Pedestrian access will, at times, be impeded and we encourage all residents and visitors to the area to be alert, abide by safety signs and exercise caution around the construction area.
  • Traffic management staff are on hand during work hours to facilitate safe pedestrian passage.
  • Some private driveways will need to be replaced to align with the new footpath and kerb. We will advise affected property owners and/or tenants directly to coordinate.
  • Contractors are working on site at various areas along the route between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturday.

2 October 2017

Richmond Road Route 2 Physical Works are switching to eastern side of West Lynn retail village.

Works within the West Lynn retail village have switched from the western side of Richmond Rd to the east, between the corner of Warnock Rd to Edwards St. A new traffic management arrangement has been installed. This new configuration involves restricting the flow of traffic to a single two-way lane, electronically controlled at either end of works between Warnock Rd and Edwards Rd. These works require the temporary closure of Hakanoa St and Tutanekai St at the intersection of Richmond Rd, and a relocation of the existing bus stop.

The works on the eastern side include:

  • Removing and realigning the kerb and channel.
  • Removing and replacing the existing asphalt footpath.
  • Replacing private vehicular crossings to meet raised kerb levels.
  • Constructing inner kerbs to accommodate new landscaping.
  • Building the eastern half of two new concrete speed tables.

We anticipate civil works in the immediate West Lynn retail village finishing mid to late October, followed by road resurfacing. Dempsey Wood will then return to install road and green cycleway markings.

What you need to know:

  • Vehicular traffic along Richmond Rd is restricted to a single two-way lane, electronically controlled at either end of works.
  • There are shoulder, footpath, and side street closures on Richmond Rd:

    • Hakanoa St and Tutanekai St are closed to through traffic.
    • Francis St and Wilton St are restricted to one-way access from Richmond Rd.

  • There are road closures at the intersection of Hakanoa St and Tutanekai St. The closures are well signposted and include detour wayfinding.
  • On-street parking is not available on either side of Richmond Rd within the works area.
  • Auckland Transport is arranging temporary short term parking on Hakanoa St and Tutanekai St to accommodate retail customer parking.
  • The temporary bus stop established outside the Auckland Buddhist Centre remains in place to accommodate continuing works.
  • Pedestrian access will, at times, be impeded and we encourage all residents and visitors to the area to be alert, abide by safety signs and exercise caution around the construction area.
  • Traffic management staff are on hand during work hours to facilitate safe pedestrian passage.
  • Some private driveways will need to be replaced to align with the new footpath and kerb. We will advise affected property owners and/or tenants directly to coordinate.
  • Contractors are working on site at various areas along the route between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturday.

28 September 2017

Waitemata Safe Route Cycleways Construction: Richmond Road Physical Works

Works on the western side of Richmond Rd within the West Lynn retail village are on track, on time and expected to be completed this week.

In just over two weeks, four Dempsey Wood crews, working simultaneously, will have:

  • Removed and realigned the entire kerb and channel, removed the old footpath and prepared the area along three street blocks between Castle St and Warnock Rd.
  • Laid a new asphalt footpath between Castle St and and Warnock Rd.
  • Replaced private vehicular crossings to meet raised kerb levels.
  • Constructed inner kerbs to accommodate new landscaping.
  • Repositioned an historic street light at the Francis St corner.
  • Completed both eastern halves of two new concrete speed tables.
  • Reinstalled pedestrian seating near the corner of Francis St.
  • Complete landscaping areas.

Road closures will remain at the corner of Francis St and Wilton St until Sunday evening, 1 October along with temporary repositioning of two bus stops and the pedestrian crossing near the corner of Francis St.

Works will switch to the Eastern side of the road, and a new traffic management arrangement will be installed, commencing Monday 2 October. This new configuration involves restricting the flow of traffic to a single two-way lane, electronically controlled at either end of works between Warnock Rd and Edwards Rd. These works require the temporary closure of Hakanoa St and Tutanekai St at the intersection of Richmond Rd, and a relocation of the existing bus stop.

View map of street closures and detours available (PDF 55KB).

We anticipate civil works in the West Lynn area finishing mid to late October, followed by road resurfacing. Dempsey Wood will then return to install road and green cycle markings.


25 September – Route 1 Surrey Crescent

Construction of the Waitemata Safe Route Cycleway along Surrey Crescent Rd is well underway with the first stretch of works from Great North Rd largely completed. The kerb, channel and footpath has been replaced on both sides of the Surrey Crescent and Great North Road intersection. A new bus stop platform allowing for the cycleway to flow on the non-traffic side behind it has been constructed on the eastern side of Surrey Crescent just south of the pedestrian crossing. Several driveway crossings have been realigned to meet the new kerb levels, and the two traffic islands have been removed in preparation for road resealing. These will be replaced once the road has been resealed.

Works on the second stage of Surrey Crescent from Grey Lynn School toward Richmond Rd are now underway, and include kerb and channel replacements, some vehicle crossing realignments and improvements to the bus stop and pedestrian crossing. Work this week on the north side of Surrey Crescent heading west will be followed on the south side working east from Richmond Road back to the bus stop. Works are also underway on the southern side of Old Mill Rd heading west. Once complete the road will be resealed, road markings installed and cycleway finishings added.

What you need to know:

  • Shoulder closures to facilitate works means on-street parking will be limited in some areas as works progress.
  • Pedestrian access will, at times, be impeded and we encourage all residents and visitors to the area to be alert, abide by safety signs and exercise caution around the construction area.
  • Traffic management staff are 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 advise affected property owners and/or tenants directly to coordinate these works.
  • Contractors are working on site between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturday.

18 September – Richmond Road Route 2 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

  • 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

  • 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.