What to expect during construction

The development of the two-way bike path around Akau Tangi / Evans Bay between Carlton Gore Road on Oriental Bay and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) at Greta Point is a major project that will take about two years.

Construction map

Work is under way on the the section between NIWA and Weka Bay.  

More detailed design work is required on some of the seawalls and pinch-points along the remaining section between Weka Bay and Little Karaka Bay.  

 

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  • The work on the seaward side will mainly involve installing new kerb and drainage channels, laying new asphalt and concrete paths, and changing road markings. A new balustrade will be installed where required.
  • Work hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • During these hours, the road will be down to one lane while the work happens.
  • Workers will manage the traffic with stop/go signs.
  • A 30km/h speed limit will be in place in and around the work zone.
  • It will take longer to travel through this area particularly 9am to 4pm, so take another route if you can or allow extra time.
  • Large vehicles and goods trucks that can’t use the Mt Victoria Tunnel will still be able to use the route.
  • People will be able to walk, run and bike through this area at all times, but will need to take extra care.
  • The existing city-bound on-road bike lane will end where the traffic management starts. People on bikes will either need to get off and walk their bikes through the temporary pedestrian detour on the seaward side or share the road with other traffic. Kerb ramps will be installed.
  • As with all construction, there will be machinery operating at times but in general, the work shouldn’t be too noisy.
  • Parking and bus stops will be temporarily affected in some locations while work happens.
  • The team will take a break from 24 December and will resume work on Wednesday 6 January.
  • The first section from Carlton Gore Road around Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham to Little Karaka Bay is complete. 
  • Detailed designs for the area between Little Karaka Bay and Weka Bay are still in development, and will involve more discussion with some local residents. The design work includes new seawalls at Little Karaka Bay and Balaena Bay, and finding solutions to several pinch-points where space is more limited than on other parts of the route. 

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