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21 July

Bridges due for completion by early 2021

In late 2019, Auckland Transport (AT) begun construction of two walking and cycling bridges that cross SH1 at Northcote Road on/off ramps.

Though COVID-19 has slightly set back our constructions programme, the project is progressing well, and the bridges are due to be complete by early 2021.

Progress so far:

  • 8 out of 10 piles have been installed
  • Southern extension over busway continuing
  • Northern section over busway nearing completion
  • The old barrier has been removed and the footpath has extended over the northern side of the busway
  • Offsite construction of the bridge is continuing and progressing well.


8 October

Northcote cycleway completed section photos

Completed section of the Northcote safe cycleway
Lake Road heading towards Northcote town centre. Photo credit: Cycling in Christchurch

Completed section of the Northcote safe cycleway
Queen Street in Northcote Point heading towards Onewa Road. Photo credit: Cycling in Christchurch

Completed section of the Northcote safe cycleway
Queen Street heading towards Northcote Point wharf. Photo credit: Cycling in Christchurch

Completed section of the Northcote safe cycleway
Queen Street heading towards Northcote Point wharf. Photo credit: Cycling in Christchurch


21 March 

Construction works update

We are currently undertaking works to complete the new Copenhagen path on Queen Street. Work crews are currently performing preparation work on the road and laying asphalt to complete this section of the project. While work is underway, the safety of the public and our construction team is of the upmost importance. Pedestrians will be diverted around the work area, and a temporary diversion of the road (for an approximate length of 100 metres from the Rodney Road intersection heading north) will be in place.

Once complete, the northbound traffic lane will continue to be 5.5m wide from the Rodney Road intersection to the Onewa Road intersection. This will allow two lanes of traffic to form during clearway hours (6.30-9am, Monday to Friday). At all other times parking will be available with one northbound lane.

We regret any inconvenience caused by this work, which will be completed by the end of March.


10 October 

Construction works update - Traffic detour on Queen Street.

Our contractor will be working on Queen Street in Northcote from 16 October to 20 December 2017. The works being undertaken require the closure of the south bound lane for approximately five weeks to install a pedestrian speed table and other associated works on the Queen Street/Stafford Road intersection. 

For residents living on Queen Street between Belle Vue Ave and Stafford Road, to access your property, please follow the detour around and proceed to turn right at the bottom of Stafford street and continue north up Queen Street to your home. There will be NO PARKING on the sections of detour on Belle Vue Ave and Richmond Ave to allow for traffic to pass safely. There will be no right turn of out of Rodney Road during this time. There will be a detour in place as shown in the map. Please follow the detour as marked.

For more information about the project please visit the Northcote Safe Cycle Route project page or contact Auckland Transport on 09 355 3553.

3 July 

Work is beginning this week on Northcote Road (from Taharoto Road to Lake Road) and Queen Street (from Onewa Road to Bartley Street).

Find out more about construction activities.

2 April 

Construction work on speed-calming measures along Lower Queen Street will begin this month (weather permitting).

This work should be complete by July 2017.


22 December

Based on feedback we received, the final decisions have been made and project work is expected to start mid to late 2017.

21 November 

Public feedback on options for speed-calming measures along lower Queen Street has closed. Thanks to everyone who gave us feedback.

We will use your feedback to help select the preferred design options.

16 November

Feedback has been extended until midnight Sunday, 20 November 2016.

17 October

Public feedback on options for speed-calming measures along lower Queen Street is open until midnight Sunday, 13 November 2016.

31 March

AT is working on options for the lower Queen Street section of the Northcote Safe Cycle Route and will seek feedback with local people before a final decision is made.


25 May 2015

AT has released the cycle route design and the public feedback and decisions report.


16 December 2014

AT is continuing to investigate feedback and a report is expected in April 2015.

1 September 2014

Consultation on the Northcote Safe Cycle Route has now closed.

29 August 2014

During August, drop-in sessions were held at Onepoto Primary School Northcote library and AT staff were on hand to discuss the proposed cycle route and answer any questions.

28 July 2014

Public feedback on the Northcote Safe Cycle Route is open until 29 August.

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