Here's the latest update from Wellington City Council on the work happening on The Parade this week:
All the work in the shopping centre and 30km/h zone is now finished apart from some of the road markings.
The section just south of the shops between Medway Street and the end of the 30km/h zone was sealed on Saturday 21 November. We had hoped to get this done the day before but the weather was too wet for this type of work.
The road at the northern end of the shopping centre from the raised pedestrian crossing to just north of Avon Street was sealed on Sunday.
We have remarked parking spaces and most line markings. The red surfacing at either end of the 30km/h, and areas of green, will be applied in about a months’ time once the new surface has cured (or oxidised).
The first of the new cycle by-passes has been completed at the bus stop near Avon Street.
Work is also progressing on the other side, outside the church. The new kerbline and bike path are in. We’ve also completed the concrete pad for the new bus shelter. The shelter is expected to be installed at the end of November and in use early in December.
We’re installing a new pedestrian crossing at this intersection.
We excavated part of the road and footpath on the southern side of the intersection on both sides of the road last week and will put in the new kerbs for the pedestrian crossing this week.
The bus stop has been temporarily moved south while the work is in progress. Early in December, the bus stop will be closed and moved to its new location by Avon Street.
A new section of kerbline has been put in outside the Mersey Street dairy, part of improving the pedestrian crossing facilities and creating a cycle by-pass. The contractors will be pouring the new bike path in this location later in the week.
Work is also continuing outside the Empire Cinema where we are in the process of relocating the bus stop about 20 metres north of its usual location, putting in a new pedestrian crossing point and installing a bike bypass. To make these changes, we have had to temporarily remove the bus shelter.
The new kerbs were installed through here last week. We intend to pour the new concrete bike path this week.
The bus shelter will be reinstalled next week in its new spot. We will also tidy up and reasphalt parts of the footpath and road edge.
Thanks again to everybody in the community for your incredible patience while this work is going on and please continue to support the businesses who are affected.
You can keep up with all the latest information about the Island Bay Parade Upgrade project at the Wellington City Council's dedicated web page: The Parade Upgrade