As part of the Ian McKinnon Drive cycleway construction, work will soon begin in the following locations:
- Ian McKinnon Drive between Piwakawaka Street and Upper Queen Street
- Upper Queen Street between Ian McKinnon Drive and Canada Street
The work will start early-September and is expected to finish in late-October. This time frame is dependent on weather and other factors and you will be updated if there are changes to the construction period.
At times this work could have a significant impact on traffic flows during peak periods, however traffic management will be in place at all times.
- Reducing the number of lanes on Ian McKinnon Drive, between Upper Queen Street and Piwakawaka Street, (toward Dominion Road) from two to one
- Two city bound lanes will be retained (please note that during construction one lane may be temporarily closed during off-peak hours)
- Creating a safer crossing between Canada Street and the Grafton Gully cycleway on Upper Queen Street
What we are doing
- Creating a quicker and safer connection between the Northwestern cycleway and the city centre cycle loop via Te Ara I Whiti Lightpath or Grafton Gully cycleway.
- Creating a 4 metre wide two-way cycleway on Upper Ian McKinnon Drive.
- Increasing safety for people on bikes and pedestrians.
- Removing one traffic lane on upper Ian McKinnon Drive (heading toward Dominion Road). The two city bound lanes will remain.
- Removing one traffic lane (heading towards the city centre) on Upper Queen St reducing to one lane.
Upper and Lower Ian McKinnon Drive work areas
Auckland Transport undertook a public consultation for the project in August 2016. The feedback showed there was strong support for the option to replace a southbound traffic lane along upper Ian McKinnon Drive to make way for a cycle lane.
The purpose of the project is to provide cyclists with a better connection between the Northwestern cycleway and the city centre cycle loop.
Final layout of Upper Ian McKinnon Drive (looking towards Upper Queen Street)
Final layout of Lower Ian McKinnon Drive (looking towards Upper Queen Street)