Devonport Road closure for new pedestrian crossings
Devonport Road: between Elizabeth Street and Second Avenue will be closed until Tuesday, 27 July 2021 for safety improvements. The road is closed to enable the construction of two raised pedestrian crossings on the north and south sides of the Devonport Road and First Avenue intersection. The two raised pedestrian crossings are intended to slow the speed of cars as they enter the city and create safer crossing points for pedestrians. During the closure, southbound vehicles will be diverted from Devonport Road, through Elizabeth Street, Cameron Road and Second Avenue. Northbound vehicles travelling along Devonport are best to reroute from Devonport Road down either Eleventh or Ninth Avenue along Cameron Road and back down Elizabeth Street. Access to and from First Avenue during this closure will only be via Cameron Road. During this time, right turns from First Avenue and Second Avenue will also be prevented to ensure safe driving while diversions are in place. See map below. Businesses, including accessways and off street parking remain open on Devonport Road.
Elizabeth Street: works to upgrade water and wastewater pipes are underway on Elizabeth Street between The Strand and Cameron Road and are due for completion in mid-July. Streetscape works have commenced on Elizabeth Street between Devonport Road and Grey Street in front of Smiths Sports Shoes and Event Cinemas. Streetscape works include a raised pedestrian crossing which will be the main entrance into the Farmers store due to open by Christmas. Businesses and footpaths are accessible during works. Traffic lanes remain open during the day, with some road closures at night between 8.30pm and 6am. Bus routes servicing Grey Street have been rerouted down Durham Street. A bus stop is serviced outside 146 Durham Street to temporarily replace the bus stop outside 96 Grey Street. Signage for bus users is in place and latest service updates can be found at www.baybus.co.nz. In August, Elizabeth Street will become one lane to enable the construction of a green public space outside the Farmers development.
Lane between Elizabeth Street and First Avenue: works to lower the electrical cable and repave the First Avenue end of the laneway are underway. The First Avenue end of the lane will be closed to pedestrians until mid-August. Pedestrian access to the Elizabeth Street car park building and the public toilets will remain open.
First Avenue and Devonport Road intersection: works to construct a raised pedestrian crossing midway down First Avenue (between the council car park building and Alimento) are underway. The road on First Avenue will remain open.
2 Devonport Road: please take care when walking past the demolition site in this area. There will be footpath detours and some car park closures over the next few months..
103 4th Avenue: there will be occasional lane closures in place for ongoing construction.
Beyond the city centre
Matapihi rail crossing: safety improvement work continues at the rail crossing section of Matapihi Road. A reduced temporary speed limit is in place, please drive carefully through the work site. Weather permitting, works are expected to be completed early August 2021.
359 Cameron Road: there will be occasional lane closures in place for ongoing construction.
Te Okuroa Drive, Papamoa: work on an extension of new road from the Stevenson Road roundabout will begin this week. The work is programmed to be completed by the end of October 2021.
Maranui Street/Oceanbeach Road: truck movements in and out of a construction site, please travel with caution around this area.
Adams Avenue/Marine Parade: occasional road closures over the next few months where a crane is working on the Oceanside Towers refurbishment. Car parking spaces outside the cafes will be limited during weekdays.
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