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Porirua City is growing, and we're doing a lot of work to improve the Kenepuru Corridor to manage the increased traffic that will follow the opening of Transmission Gully and other growth projects.
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**Due to bad weather the diversion and road closure has been delayed until Wednesday night **
Kenepuru Drive/Bluff Road Closure: Sunday 30 May 2021 - for approximately six weeks.
From the evening of Sunday 30 May 2021, traffic will be diverted to the west side of Kenepuru Drive and Bluff Road will be closed at the intersection with Kenepuru Drive – for around six weeks.
A number of transport studies have been carried out in the Kenepuru area to work out what improvements are needed to make it easier and safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to safely access businesses, Kenepuru Landing, Summerset Retirement Village and the city centre, as well as prepare for an increase in traffic expected following the opening of Transmission Gully.
The Kenepuru Drive / Raiha St temporary roundabout has been completed while other projects that need to be finished before Transmission Gully opens are underway.
Once Transmission Gully opens we will monitor what happens along Kenepuru Drive, Raiha and Prosser Streets, and Titahi Bay Road, and will make further changes if these are needed to improve accessibility and safety.
Download the latest plan to fine out what’s been achieved, what’s underway and what’s planned.
We are monitoring this temporary roundabout, which was completed in March 2021.
The key requirements of the project is to:
As there are a number of uncertainties, including the impact of Transmission Gully, we decided to install a temporary roundabout before Transmission Gully opens to allow for it to be tested by road users and modified as needed. The temporary roundabout is likely to be in place for at least 12 months before the permanent roundabout is constructed.
The monitoring of this project is being done in two stages (including reviewing stakeholder feedback).
The roundabout will give motorists on the eastern side of Kenepuru Drive – who have difficulty turning right during busy periods - the option of turning left and undertaking a u-turn at the roundabout. The upgrade will also improve pedestrian access across Kenepuru Drive, including installation of a pedestrian crossing.
Construction of this roundabout is due to start in mid-2021 in conjunction with development of the shared pathway in front of ESR. The design will incorporate feedback received during an information evening held in December 2020, and from ongoing discussions with local businesses.
Construction will be done in two stages on this shared pathway that will run in front of ESR between Bluff Road and Kenepuru Railway Station.
Work on the first stage, between the entrance to ESR and Ambulance Drive, began in April 2021.
While the shared path is being built there will be less parking available on the street in front of ESR, as we will have temporary traffic management measures in place to enable the construction to be completed safely and efficiently.
The second stage, between the entrance to ESR and Bluff Road, can only be carried out following construction of the TG roundabout. No timeframe for that project is available at this stage.
Following completion of the shared path, permanent parking restrictions are likely to be put in place in front of ESR to increase visibility and make it safer for pedestrians using the crossing point south of Bluff Road. The extent of these restrictions will be confirmed once details become available.
The access to Kenepuru Station has been transformed, with improved lighting, resurfacing, vegetation improvements around Porirua Stream, removal of trip hazards and the installation of art work. You might like to check it out sometime.
Greater Wellington Regional Council are also planning to put in ‘Train Replacement’ LED signs at the Kenepuru Drive entrance to the station by the end June 2021.
Construction is due to start in late April 2021 on the following upgrades, which are being undertaken to manage the extra traffic volumes expected following the opening of Transmission Gully:
Scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the demolition, removal, disposal and installation of the following items:
Construction is due to start in May 2021 on this cycle crossing point (approximately 100m south of Flooring Xtra). The aim it to provide a safe crossing point for north bound cyclists on Kenepuru Drive to access the Porirua Stream Pathway. View the plan.
Nightworks are underway on Kenepuru Drive in preparation for the construction of a new two-lane roundabout, part of the Transmission Gully project’s Kenepuru Interchange. Once Transmission Gully opens, Kenepuru Link Road will take traffic to and from the new motorway and connect with Kenepuru Drive at the new roundabout, located near North City 10-Pin. We will maintain two lanes of traffic flow through the worksite on Kenepuru Drive during peak times.
Please be aware that traffic will be under ‘stop/go’ traffic management at times during the night. Bluff Road will need to close for 6-7 weeks from the end of April, with no right turns in and out during the staging of works. No access is available by Lower Main Drive. A diversion will be available from Raiha Street and Hospital Drive Parking will also be removed in front of ESR, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research. The footpath on the western side will still be available to pedestrians, but it will be a congested work site, so caution is advised. Work is scheduled for completion in September.
Find out more about the Transmission Gully Link Road and interchange .
We will keep you updated as works progress. Please contact 0800 TGINFO (0800 844636) or firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
We’re working together to make improvements to the northern Kenepuru area. These improvements will make it easier and safer for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to safely access businesses, Kenepuru Landing, Summerset Retirement Village, Bishop Viard College and the city centre. These improvements will also help us to manage the traffic growth anticipated from the Kenepuru Landing development and the opening of Transmission Gully.
Detailed design of these northern Kenepuru area projects is planned to finish by early 2022. With the construction of the proposed intersection along Kenepuru Drive between Lyttelton Ave and Lower Main Drive planned for completion mid-2023. The timing of the construction of the other three projects (listed above) is subject to confirmation of funding.
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