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30 November 2017 November construction update
The section of Hutt Road between Aotea Quay overbridge and Spotlight is expected to be complete by Christmas, apart from the widening of the bridge over the Kaiwharawhara Stream, which is now expected to happen after Easter. This work has had to be carefully coordinated as the pipes alongside the bridge, which supply fuel to the inter-island ferries, have to be relocated before the bridge can be widened - something that can only be done at a time of the year when there is less inter-island travel happening.
The contractors will be taking a break from 20 December, but will be back on the job from 8 January. The focus will be completing the remaining work between Placemakers and Westminister Street, including creating about 70 new off-peak parking spaces. They will then move on to the recently-approved section between the Aotea Quay overbridge and the Tinakori Road intersection. Work is likely to continue until about mid-2018.
Significant work will also be done over summer at the major Ngauranga intersection of Hutt Road, Centennial Highway and Jarden Mile. The road will be resurfaced, bus lay-bys tidied up on both sides, and kerbs and crossings altered to make things easier and safer for people on foot and bikes.
23 November 2017 Councillors agree to extend the Hutt Road improvements More Less
The Council's City Strategy considered and approved the proposal to extend the Hutt Road walking and biking improvements as far as the Tinakori Road intersection and create 70 new off-peak car parking spaces between Westminster Street and Placemakers. A clearway will be in place between 7am and 9.30am. The parking adjacent to Winger BMW and La Cloche may not be viable long-term as traffic flows increase, but will be put in place in the meantime and removed in the future if necessary. The changes will be made early in 2018. The remaining footpath parking north of Westminister Street will go from early March.
16 October 2017 Consultation closes on extending walking and biking facilities, and creating new parking More Less
Consultation has closed on a proposal to create some new on-road parking along Hutt Road, and to continue the upgrade of the walking and biking facilities further south to the intersection of Tinakori Road. We received more than 150 submissions and more than 80 percent supported the plan to widen the path and put in separate walking and biking paths consistent with the facilities being developed north of the overbridge. Councillors are expected to consider the submissions and make a decision in late November.
2 October 2017 Hutt Road footpath parking ban between Spotlight and Aotea Quay overbridge
From 2 October, people parking on any part of the new foot and bike paths along Hutt Road between Spotlight and the Aotea Quay overbridge risk getting a ticket. The parking that occurs on the shared path north of Spotlight will also be phased out as construction work on this section is completed.
26 September 2017 Consultation starts on proposal to extend the upgraded walking and biking facilities More Less
We're seeking feedback by 16 October on a proposal to create some new on-road parking along Hutt Road, and to continue the upgrade of the walking and biking facilities further south to the intersection of Tinakori Road.
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