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Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements project updates


13 April 2017

Severe weather and underground drainage issues have delayed the Stage 2 Ponsonby Road and MacKelvie Street streetscaping and upgrade works. We expect to complete these works on or before 12 May 2017.

28 February

Read the media release: Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements programme begins.

24 February

From 27 February 2017, Lincoln Street at the intersection with Ponsonby Road will be closed for the first stage of pedestrian improvement works. These works are expected to take approximately 3 weeks.

Access to Lincoln Street via John Street/Richmond Road is unaffected.

We had planned to undertake works at the intersection of Norfolk Street and Ponsonby Road at the same time as the Lincoln Street works; however, the Norfolk Street works will now be done at a later date to minimise disruption to residents of both streets.

21 February

We will begin main construction works for the Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements project from Monday, 27 February. Stage 1 of the project is taking place at the Lincoln Road and Norfolk Street intersections on Ponsonby Road. These works are expected to take approximately 3 weeks and will involve restricted vehicular access to both streets from Ponsonby Road.

The remainder of the works are expected to be completed from the end of March to July at the Anglesea Street, Brown Street, Collingwood Street, Douglas Street, Mackelvie Street, and Pollen Street intersections. The staging and timing of these additional works has yet to be determined. Directly affected residents and business owners will be contacted once the timing and staging of works at each intersection has been confirmed.

Our contractor, Downer NZ, will have a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan in place to assist pedestrians and motorists and ensure minimal disruption for the duration of this project.

Download the final overall plan of pedestrian improvements along Ponsonby Road(PDF 3.3MB)

13 February 2017

Our contractor Downer NZ has begun preliminary investigations along Ponsonby Road in advance of physical construction commencing in late February. 

These investigations will take place at eight streets that intersect with Ponsonby Road: Collingwood Street, Lincoln Street, Anglesea Street, Norfolk Street, Douglas Street, Brown Street, MacKelvie Street and Pollen Street.

We have instructed our contractor to meet with the businesses on each corner to discuss timing prior to works starting.

Read more about the preliminary investigations(PDF 533KB)


2 November 2016

We have released the consultation and final decisions report and updated final plans for the Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements.

1 August 2016

Feedback has now closed for Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements.

15 July 2016

We are seeking feedback on the detailed designs for this project until 31 July 2016.