We’re improving the shared path along Hutt Road to make it safer for people on foot and on bikes. It's one of our busiest commuter routes and a crucial link in the region's wider cycle network.

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Image shows how new Hutt Road bike and pedestrian facilities will look.

Separate bike and pedestrian spaces are being developed on Hutt Road. 

Hutt Road connections

Hutt Road is the first of two stages in Wellington’s Northern Connection between Bunny Street and Ngauranga. The second project is Thorndon Quay. The plan is that improvements along this route will connect to the central city and eventually all the way through to Melling in Lower Hutt.

  • In the first phase of work, the shared path from Aotea Quay overbridge to Caltex Fuel Stop is being reconstructed to allow for a two-way cycleway and dedicated pedestrian path. 
  • Using a coastal route rather than the Hutt Road has been considered, but is not a viable option at this stage for a range of reasons.


What’s being done on Hutt Road

Shared path improvements include: 

  • Removing most of the lamp posts and other obstacles to create more space and make things safer  
  • Resurfacing the path with concrete and asphalt to provide a smoother, more level surface to walk and bike on
  • Making safety changes at driveways and vehicle entrances to slow vehicles crossing the shared path
  • Modifying the bus stop near Placemakers to allow for the cycle bypass in behind
  • Combining the southbound bus stops from Hutt Road (north of Westminster Street) and Kaiwharawhara Road (near the Hutt Road intersection) into one new stop south of Kaiwharawara Road so buses can more easily and safely pull in and out of traffic 
  • Providing up to nine short-stay on-street car parks adjacent to the childcare centres
  • Widening the Kaiwharawhara Stream bridge for the shared path
  • Installing new pedestrian and cycle crossings at the Ngauranga Gorge intersection

We are also working with the NZ Transport Agency to investigate, design, trial and implement devices which alert drivers to the presence of cyclists at business exit points, especially those cyclists heading north from the city. 

On the western side of the road

  • We have installed more than 100 new poles and more energy efficient LED lights between Tinakori Road and Jarden Mile at Ngauranga.
  • The new poles have outreach arms of three to four metres and better lights.
  • Tree trimming has been carried out as required.


What to expect during construction

The work will be completed in sections. In each, you'll see contractors:

  • Digging up and removing the old kerbs and the drainage channel (gutter)
  • Putting in new sections of kerb and channel, and bike-friendly stormwater grates
  • Using a mobile crane (Hiab) to remove lamp posts
  • Breaking and removing old asphalt and concrete
  • Laying new concrete (future footpath) adjacent to the buildings and asphalt (future cycle path) adjacent to the road

Where work is happening:

  • Areas will be fenced and coned off for safety reasons
  • People on bikes and on foot will have safe access through or around the construction area at all times
  • Pedestrian access will be provided to all businesses at all times but small detours may be in place
  • There will be some noise at times particularly where old concrete driveways are being removed
  • Traffic lanes will operate as usual at peak times but parts of the lane closest to the footpath will be closed at other times while certain jobs are carried out. Traffic management will be in place.
  • There will be diggers, construction vehicles and other machinery operating at times.
  • Surfaces may be uneven so take extra care

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