The AMETI Eastern Busway Project build is about to begin. This transformational transport project will provide better connections, faster journey times, and improved travel choice for you. The Eastern Busway will operate in similar way to the Northern Busway and will be supported by improved cycling and walking connections, improvements for general traffic and enhanced landscaping and street upgrades for the surrounding area.
Like with all major projects, there's going to be some disruption along some major roads in East Auckland - particularly during morning and afternoon peak traffic times.
We all know sitting in traffic isn't fun, but by work together and all doing our piece, we can help minimise congestion and make the most out of our commutes. That's why it's good to have a plan B when plan A isn't an option.
Auckland Council owned properties are currently being removed in preparation for major construction of the Panmure to Pakuranga stage in March 2019. The heavily affected areas during construction will be Panmure Roundabout, Lagoon Drive, Panmure Bridge and Pakuranga Road.
Expect variable congestion from the corner of Ti Rakau Drive and Pakuranga Road to the Panmure roundabout.
Panmure to Pakuranga stage:
Late 2018 – Construction starts on the Panmure to Pakuranga stage of AMETI Eastern Busway
Late 2018 - late 2019 - Construction of dedicate ‘busway bridge’ across Tamaki River
Late 2018 - late 2020 - Construction of Panmure to Pakuranga busway section.
Future construction (Pakuranga top Botany stage):
2020 - 2022 - Construction of Reeves Road Flyover
2022 - 2025 - Construction of Pakuranga to Botany busway section, including cycling and walking paths.
2026 - Construction finishes on Botany Station
Additional bus services are being arranged to help provide better travel options during construction and further information will be provided shortly.
Check out other transport options by visiting AT’s Journey Planner or download the AT Mobile app:
"To minimise congestion, I'm choosing to take the train and bus to and from University."
Josh Clarke, Student.
Whether it's carpooling with friends, shopping local or taking the walking school bus you can save on fuel, and you can get to know your community better.
Try the AT Smart Travel carpooling app:
"The families in our neighbourhood have organised a walking school bus to take the kids to school."
Aleki Palu, Local Teacher.
If you're traveling into town, take Waipuna Bridge or Highbrook Drive, to avoid the traffic on Panmure Bridge. Check out Google maps to find alternative options.
"We're choosing to shop local to minimise the time spent in the car and get to know our community better."
Kim Harvey, Local Parent.
This may not be an option for you, but many organisations are encouraging 'flexi-time' with their staff. By commuting outside of peak hour traffic, you can avoid the congestion and arrive fresh to start your day.
"I'm letting my staff work flexible hours, so they can avoid commuting during peak hour traffic times."
Emma Ng, Local Owner / Operator.