Here's the latest (and probably last) update from the council on the work that is happening on The Parade between 9 and 18 February:
Last week we completed and marked the cycleway and parking spaces between Reef Street and Humber Street.
This week we’ll complete the final section between the Island Bay Bowling Club and Humber Street. We plan to resurface the road edge on the west (bowling club side) side of The Parade on Wednesday and do the new road markings overnight.
We plan to resurface the other side on Thursday 11 February and complete the road markings on Thursday night.
Medical centre parking
There is concern about the parking spaces outside the Island Bay Medical Centre and a community liaison group is reviewing some possible options. A decision will be made in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, a longer new ramp has been installed to make it easier for people to get on and off the footpath.
Last week we put in the ramps for the new pedestrian crossing on the south side of the intersection . We also completed the northbound bike by-pass and put in the concrete pad for the new bus shelter. The shelter will be installed at the end of February.
Outside the Island Bay Anglican Church on the other side, the southbound bike by-pass is in. Work to tidy and reseal sections of footpath in these areas will happen this week.
Wellington Water is installing a new sewer line down Humber Street, including putting in a new man hole and pipes at the intersection with The Parade.
To keep traffic flowing, we are coordinating the work and traffic management required for both jobs. The central pedestrian islands for the crossing will be installed once the drainage work at the intersection is complete.
Minor work to complete
The major construction work required to create the new bike lanes, pedestrian crossings and bike by-passes will be finished by the end of the week, apart from the installation of the central pedestrian island at Humber Street.
There is however some minor work that will be done over coming weeks.
We’ll be putting in green surfacing on key parts of the bike lanes as soon as the new seal has cured, starting with the section of The Parade between Dee Street and the bowling club that was completed before Christmas. This will happen in the next week or two, mostly at night.
The section between the bowling club and Reef Street will have the green added in March. The surface takes about a month to cure and we need to wait so the green surfacing will adhere to it properly.
There are still some lights at pedestrian crossings to be connected, signs to go up and we will be replacing some drain covers with ones that are safer to ride over.
Take extra care parking and riding
Getting used to any roading change takes time, so if you park on the street, please take extra care parking in the repositioned bays, and getting in and out of your car.
If you are on a bike, watch for pedestrians and people parking and turning in and out of driveways.
We have painted yellow lines in some places to help make sure people don’t inadvertently park in front of driveways.
If someone is blocking your driveway at any time, please let us know by phoning the Council contact centre on 04 499 4444.