Archived Information: Member News

Cycleway Phase 2 impact

If you have a business on Pitt Street, between Beresford Square and Hopetoun Street, you will be aware that work began mid-August on the Nelson Street Cycleway Phase 2. Construction is expected to be completed October 2017.

The cycleway will connect the shared, off-road pedestrian and cycling path on Upper Queen Street to the waterfront at Quay Street. It will be a mixture of shared pedestrian and cycling paths with two-way, on-road cycle lanes separated from the general traffic by raised buffer islands.

The work includes:

Auckland Transport has contracted Traffic Systems Limited (TSL) to do a general upgrade of the street lighting, drainage, and pavements. They will install traffic signals, signs, markings, cycle ramps, traffic islands, separator islands, rubber speed humps, a speed table and a pram crossing, tactile pavers, bollards and other general civil works.

How this will affect you…

Generally, the hours of work will be Monday to Saturday 7am-7pm;
Depending on traffic there may be some work after hours, on Pitt and Hopetoun Streets intersection. Any Sunday, evening or after hours work will be notified in advance if required.

Work includes:

Around the exit from Beresford Square into Pitt Street new kerbs will be constructed to include a cycle ramp onto the footpath. TSL will do this during the day where white noise can reduce the noise impact.

Parking will be temporarily removed during construction.
Auckland Transport will work with businesses to facilitate loading and unloading near work sites.

The contractor, TSL will have a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan with speed restrictions in place to minimise disruption and maintain safe access to properties and other parts of the street.

Construction is expected to be complete October 2017.

17 July, 2017
City Rail Link coming to K' Road

Auckland City Council has released more information about the City Rail Link coming to K' Road. With major works beginning in 2019, the results of this project will have a significant effect on our district.

Keep up to date with new developments HERE.

7 April, 2017

The community has now had their say!

Click here to find out more about the latest developments to the K Road Cycleway.
To see the full report from Auckland transport, click here.

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Infrastructural Projects – K' Road Cycle Lane and Street Upgrade

6 March 2017

The KBA are working to keep you updated on two large projects which are in the pipeline for the precinct - the proposed K' Road cycle lane and K' Road street upgrade. It is planned that the two projects will be delivered simultaneously.

The initial response to submissions to Auckland Transport on these projects is due to be released before the end of March 2017. There were in excess of 1680 submissions with the majority of them indicating support for the works. Auckland Transport have assessed the submissions and will now make a revised proposal based on them.

Please find the KBA's submission on the proposals here.

More info on the overall K' Road Street Enhancements here

City Rail Link Update – 27 February 2017

An update to KBA BID members from Auckland Transport Strategic Relationship & Media Senior Advisor Nigel Horrocks

'Within the next week, you may notice workers spray painting lines on footpaths in Pitt Street, Beresford Square and Mercury Lane.

There is no definite time yet for when the potholes/trenches will be dug but the contractors anticipate starting in about three weeks.

The work involves both the footpath and the street and is similar to work currently being done on Albert Street. I've attached a photo of that work (above) along with the map of where the work will take place in your area.

To enable the works to happen, there will be temporary traffic management in place and every endeavour will be made to ensure access to premises is maintained and disruption minimised.

There will also be a phone number set up to deal with any issues businesses have during the work.

The contractors will provide more details to those in the area closer to the time and we will also update you with any further information we have.'

The Lightpath Te Ara I Whiti

The Lightpath will be closed for resurfacing work to refresh the magenta colour of the path from the 1 - 9 March, 2017. More info HERE

Street Scaffolding on K' Road

The Auckland Methodist Central Parish is carrying out earthquake strengthening on its building on the corner of K 'Road and Pitt St. Scaffolding will be in place above the footpath on the corner site for three to four months; on the K' Road side between Leo O'Malley's and La Gonda Arcade initially and on the Pitt St side between Leo O'Malley's and Flying Out Records once the K' Road side work is complete. We acknowledge this may cause some disruption to trade, but would like to let you know that the KBA have taken steps to try and mitigate any negative effects.

We have requested and been granted funds from both council and the Methodist Church to cover the cost of installing themed decorations on the scaffolding which reflect our upcoming calendar of events. Themes relating to Chinese New Year, the Pride Festival, Myers Park Medley, White Night, Easter and the Master's Games will all make appearances on the structure throughout the duration of works.

Our aim is to create something visually arresting and fun which transforms the perception of the scaffold from being an obstacle to being a decorative addition to the street which invites shoppers and workers to come and take a closer look.

Thank you in advance for your patience throughout the scheduled strengthening and we hope our efforts go some way to ensuring your trade is uninterrupted.