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Cameron Road Construction updates

Construction is taking place in different stages along the road to build new peak travel-time bus lanes, a two-way cycleway, along with improvements to make the area safer and more walkable, attractive and community-friendly.

Wastewater pipe replacement

Some pipes underneath Cameron Road are still made of clay and are over 100 years old. We are taking the opportunity to prepare for growth and replace and upsize the old wastewater pipes. This upgrade of our wastewater assets will help to realise the Te Papa Spatial Plansupporting more housing and business developments along the Cameron Road corridor. Around 3km of sewer pipes underneath Cameron Road and connecting to properties and side streets will be upgraded.

The Cameron Road Joint Venture completed the first phase of the wastewater upgrade from Harington to Elizabeth Street last year. The second phase is now underway between Elizabeth Street and Third Avenue. Please take extra care travelling through this construction zone and keep to the 30kmph speed limit. It is in place for the safety of all road users and our construction workers.

This work is estimated to take three months to complete. We thank you for your patience and understanding while these essential upgrades are underway. 

Latest road closure information

Main construction works

The streetscape upgrade along Cameron Road, between Sixth and Ninth Avenues, and Twelfth and Fifteenth Avenues is making steady progress. Some of new facilities are emerging, including new footpaths, driveways, cycleway and garden beds. Planting of the garden beds will be done in Spring 2022. Once each section is complete, the team will continue up the road on the eastern side, then move across the road on the western side and back down again. 
 
The construction work involved to create the new facilities includes upgrading the stormwater system. This work is below the surface and requires careful co-ordination around other services. While it may appear there is not a lot of work happening above ground, the work is progressing below.

Take a look at our quarterly construction update and see the progress the team has made.

Quarterly construction update (2.5mb pdf)

Construction zones

Latest road closure information.

Vehicle access 

Traffic will be impacted during the day and at times during off-peak hours at the section of road being worked on. Vehicle traffic will be reduced to one lane on the eastern side in the areas where work is taking place. Temporary traffic management will be in place, however access for all residents, businesses and retail will be maintained. The parking area will be closed in sections of the road where work is taking place. 

Pedestrians

Access will be maintained for pedestrians on a shared pathway in the closed left lane. This will be shared with bike riders through the construction zone.

Bike riders

Construction sites are busy, and there’s a lot going on. Share with care and be alert during construction, particularly when visibility is reduced. Where the on-road cycle lane is not available for use, signs advising ‘cycleway closed ahead’ let people who are driving and biking know there are lane changes ahead. Following this sign, cones and signs show bike riders where to move onto shared paths. These signs also let people walking know they may be sharing the path with people on bikes. The shared path is at least 2.2 metres wide. Where ‘road closed ahead’ signs are present, these affect all road users, including people on bikes. If the cycleway is closed, we encourage people who bike to divert to the shared path.  

Bus stops

Bus stops may need to be temporarily closed from time-to-time. Redirections will be in place where needed.

  • The bus stop at Eighth Avenue will be temporarily closed and passengers will be directed to the bus stop in front of PAK'nSAVE
  • The bus stop in front of Countdown will be temporarily closed and passengers will be directed to the bus stop in front of Tauranga Boys College

Map of bus stop closures (490kb pdf)

Visit the Baybus website for more information on bus routes.

Meet the team – Sonny Collier, Foreman

Sony Collier

How did you begin your career in construction? 

When I left school, I knew I didn’t want to go to uni so I signed up to a labour hire company. I worked on Baypark to Bayfair upgrade for a few years, then my project manager moved over to the Cameron Road site and I joined him. 

In your role as foreman, what do you enjoy most?

I enjoy the variety of my job and the challenges it gives me every day. I’m the middleman, working halfway between management and workers. 

What does a typical day as foreman look like?

I begin the day by running a pre-start meeting, which is a briefing in the morning with all crews on site. We go through our daily tasks, identify hazards, then do a site check. Safety is our priority. I’ve also been in the digger a lot lately.

What are you looking forward to once the upgrades to Cameron Road are complete?

I like that the upgrades will benefit everyone. I see lots of older people pass by the site and I know it’s going to be great for them. There’s also going to be lots of trees and plants, which everyone will enjoy.

Meet the team

Leanne Sax — Traffic Controller (192kb pdf)

Contact us

Reach the Cameron Road Joint Venture directly:
Phone: 0800 226 376
Email: contact@crjv.co.nz 

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