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Papakōwhai Rd project to be completed in October

2024-03-18 Papkowhai shared path

Work is continuing along three different sections of Papakōwhai Rd as we install a new shared path, fully funded by the Government’s Transport Choices fund.

Excavations for the path are well under way. We are working on a new retaining wall outside the Police College, new drainage has been installed at the Romesdale Rd/Papakowhai Rd intersection and we’ve been asphalting in the Romesdale Rd to Brora Cres section.

Coming up, there will be periods of time where sections of street lighting along Papakōwhai Road won’t be operating. That’s because the existing poles lie within the footprint of the new path. These need to be disconnected, relocated and reconnected.

Originally planned to finish this winter, earthwork consenting delays and trailing different traffic management approaches to minimise disruption have meant an increase in timeframes with the completion date now October 2024.

To minimise disruption, we’re doing the largest sections of work first so once completed these can be handed back to the community while we finish off work at the intersections. This will decrease the traffic management areas required later in the year.

20 Mar 2024