Work on the Cameron Road wastewater upgrade resumed on September 1 under Alert Level 3.
Stage one of the wastewater upgrade will continue with the Cameron Road Joint Venture replacing the main sewer pipe running along Cameron Road, from Harington Street to Elizabeth Street, as well as connecting across Cameron Road to businesses and down some side streets.
The current temporary traffic management will remain in place, with the eastern side of Cameron Road closed between McLean Street and Wharf Street. For the next week, the western side (northbound traffic) of Cameron Road, will also be closed to through traffic from Harrington Street to Elizabeth Street between 7am-5pm. Access for residents and businesses on the western side of Cameron Road will be via Wharf Street or Spring Street.
Investigation works on the second stage of the wastewater upgrade, between Elizabeth Street and Sixth Avenue, also started on September 1. This work will be completed overnight between 6pm and 6am and is expected to take five nights. This work is non-invasive and involves contractors pushing CCTV cameras through current wastewater pipes.
It is expected stage one of the wastewater upgrade will take three months to complete. Visit Futureproofing Cameron Road for more information on this project.
Elizabeth Street westbound lane closure
Construction works have recommenced under Level 3
- Elizabeth Street west bound lane closure: west bound traffic lane (heading towards Takitimu Drive) between Devonport Road and Grey Street roundabout is closed for an extended period of time (until approximately March 2022). The lane closure is to enable streetscape works and Farmers construction to occur simultaneously. The lane (including the loading zone) between the old Coffee Club and Baywatch On Time will remain open. Businesses and footpaths are accessible during works. On-street carparking will be unavailable. A two-week road closure on Elizabeth Street is anticipated in the coming weeks to carry out work on a stormwater pipe in the road reserve.
- Elizabeth Street: works to upgrade water and wastewater pipes are almost complete on Elizabeth Street between The Strand and Cameron Road with some road closures at night between 8.30pm and 6am. These works are due for completion by the end of September. 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. Traffic lights at the Elizabeth Street/Devonport Road intersection have been replaced with a temporary roundabout until October 2021.
- 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 October. Pedestrian access to the Elizabeth Street car park building and the public toilets will remain open.
- First Avenue: works to construct pedestrian crossings along First Avenue, including Devonport Road, are underway. The road on First Avenue and Devonport Road 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.
Beyond the city centre
- Tilby Drive, Matua (near Warrington Street): pedestrian safety improvements are underway. Traffic will be down to one lane with a northbound diversion in place via Warrington Street/Matua Road/Tainui Street. Work is expected to be complete end of September. Pedestrians may be diverted to use the footpath on the opposite side of the road. Please travel safely through the work site.
- 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.