A major upgrade of Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street in West Auckland is complete. The $30 million project provides an improved and safer experience for all users of this busy 2.2km stretch of arterial road between New Windsor and New Lynn.
Project status: Complete
Project zone: West
An artist's impression of Wolverton Street and Tiverton Road as they will look when the works are completed.
- One of Auckland’s significant road improvement projects
- A strategic arterial route dating back to the 1920s
- Carries an average of 31,400 vehicles a day
- Project will significantly improve linkage between SH20, New Lynn town centre and nearby commercial/light industrial areas
- Will add resilience to roading network and deliver economic value to the region
- Creating four lanes (two in each direction) from Clark Street East to the intersection of New Windsor Road and Maioro Street.
- Installing traffic signals at five major intersections to improve traffic flow and provide safe crossing points:
- Taylor Street/Wolverton Street.
- St George Street/Wolverton Street.
- Blockhouse Bay Road/Tiverton Road/Wolverton Street.
- Whitney Street/Tiverton Road.
- Tiverton Road/New Windsor Road.
- Increased road capacity and safety for current and future needs
- Improved pedestrian safety by upgrading the existing footpaths
- Undergrounded, renewed, future proofed all power and telecommunication services
- Upgraded stormwater infrastructure
- Upgraded street lighting to the standard expected of a major arterial route
- An alternative cycle route that allows cyclists to avoid the busy Tiverton-Wolverton corridor.
2013 - All utilities undergrounded and rewed and future proofed. Wolverton St finished project reaches half way stage.
2014 - End of all works at Tiverton/Whitney St and New Windsor Road. Final surfacing of old Blockhouse Bay roundabout. Construction completed.
- Upgrade of the Tiverton-Wolverton corridor, a 2.2km stretch of arterial road between New Windsor and New Lynn.
- Removes a two lane bottleneck and strengthens connections between New Lynn and neighbouring areas.
- The footpath will be widened to a safer and more useful width.
- Has taken less than two years to complete.
- Local utility and stormwater infrastructure is being upgraded and future proofed at the same time.
Years of planning has gone into delivering the best possible upgrade to the Tiverton-Wolverton corridor. The new four lane road has been constructed mostly within the width of the existing road corridor and small slivers of land have been bought from a number of property owners to enable the footpath to be widened to a safer and more useful width.
- $30 million project
- 2.2km of road
- Five new signalised intersections
- Four new pedestrian crossing points
- 10 new bus shelters
- 143 new street lights
- 8.6km of new underground powerlines
- 350 power/streetlight poles removed
- 5.6km of new underground water mains
- Approximately 4.8km of new kerb and channel
- 9200 sq metres of footpath - about 145
truckloads of concrete
- 38,000 square metres of new asphalt