Keep up to date with how projects are going, and understand the process so far. New events will be added as the project progresses.

26 September 2017 Construction work starts

Contractors have made a start at the eastern end of Cobham Drive, alongside the old Aberdeen Quay seawall, to shift the kerb to make space for the 3m bike path and 2m footpath.

The footpath, to be constructed of exposed aggregate, will be alongside the seawall, with the asphalt bike path closest to the road.

This first stage of the project will focus on the area between Calabar Road roundabout and Miramar Wharf. Contractors will start by re-marking the painted median and moving the raised median islands further across Cobham Drive towards the hill so the kerb by the seawall can be extended by 2m.

Traffic management will be in place and people walking and biking will still be able to use the route. Parking spaces in this area will be cordoned off and any cars parked there will be towed nearby. Owners of towed vehicles can phone the Council's Contact Centre on 04 499 4444.

The work on this section is expected to be finished by Christmas, including resealing the road.

Meanwhile, work is continuing on detailed designs for the next stage of the project, which will include:

  • installing new street lighting poles along Cobham Drive - most of these will be located in the central medians. This will allow the overhead trolley bus cable poles and kerbside street light poles to be removed
  • building the next section of the bike path and footpath between Evans Bay Parade and Calabar Road roundabout
  • landscaping for pause points along the route
  • an improved crossing for pedestrians and bikes at the Evans Bay Parade/Cobham Drive intersection.

4 September 2017 Sod-turning More Less

The Minister of Transport, Hon Simon Bridges, and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester turned the first sod on the Cobham Drive cycleway to mark the start of construction.

23 June 2017 Cobham Drive proposal approved by Councillors More Less

Councillors on the City Strategy Committee approved the proposed changes to the shared path along Cobham Drive.

Detailed planning is under way and construction will start in September/October 2017.

22 June 2017 City Strategy Committee meeting More Less

Councillors will consider the proposal and the legal changes required (the traffic resolutions) at a meeting of the City Strategy Committee - see the 22 June agenda.


19 June 2017 Cobham Drive crossing - survey results More Less

The survey has now closed, view the results.

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