Auckland Transport is planning to construct a new footpath between Rodney Street and Centennial Park Road in Wellsford.
Project status: Detailed design
Rodney Street is a busy stretch of highway with residential and commercial properties on either side. Nearby is Centennial Park, a popular sporting, recreational and community hub. Currently there is no safe facility linking pedestrians between Rodney Street and Centennial Park Road.
The existing footpath ends outside 68 Rodney Street on the eastern side of the street. Pedestrians must use the western side of the road, crossing Rodney Street twice to access Centennial Park Road and the park grounds.
The project is funded by the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate. One key objective of the fund is to add vital pieces of infrastructure to expand the footpath network in your area, making it safer and easier for people to get around.
Proposal for Rodney Street footpath
Under the most current project design, we will:
- Install a 1.8m-wide footpath from outside 68 Rodney Street where the current footpath ends to Centennial Park Road along the eastern side the street.
- Build a new, dedicated footbridge east of the vehicle overbridge to complete the footpath link over the railway tracks to Centennial Park Road.
We are nearing completion of the investigation phase of this project and the detailed design. We are working closely with Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail since the project involves work in their designated areas.
After we have completed our investigation and finalised the project design, we will move into implementation. We anticipate construction will begin in November 2023.
We will update the community when we are ready to begin works. Our contractors will send notices to residents or businesses affected by works at least 48 hours before they start.
AT previously engaged the local community and affected parties about this project in late 2021 and again in mid - 2022.