There's lots going on this week! Here's the latest update from the council on progress:
All the work in the shopping centre is now finished apart from some road markings.
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 later in December once the new surface has cured (or oxidised).
Speed humps south and north of the new raised crossings still need to be installed. This will happen later this week.
The bike by-pass has been completed around the southbound bus stop near Avon Street.
Work is also progressing on the other side, outside the church. The new kerbline, curved concrete bike path and the concrete slab for the new shelter are finished.
We plan to put porous paving in around the tree next week.
The new bus shelter will be installed this week. Buses are expected to begin stopping here from this Friday 4 December. The new bus stop will replace the existing city-bound ones just north and south of this stop.
We’re installing a new pedestrian crossing at this intersection.
The new kerbs on the south side of the intersection are in. The new ramps and poles for the crossing will be installed this week.
The city-bound bus stop has been temporarily moved south while the work is in progress. From Friday 4 December, buses will no longer stop here. They will instead stop at the new stop by Avon Street.
The new kerbs on the north side of the intersection will be poured this week and the footpath reinstated. Work at this intersection is expected to be finished by Friday 11 December.
A new pedestrian crossing point and bike by-pass outside the Mersey Street diary is almost complete. The new kerbs and curved concrete bike path are in, and this week we will reinstate the footpath in this area.
We have put in the first half of the bike by-pass outside the Empire Cinema and will complete the other half this week.
A new zebra crossing is going in outside the cinema, and the bus stop has been relocated about 20 metres north of its old location. The new curved concrete path will allow people on bikes to by-pass the pedestrian crossing and the bus stop.
To make these changes, the bus shelter has been temporarily removed. It will be reinstalled this week in its new location and all going well, should be in use from Thursday 10 December.
Work on the crossing and new central island will start this week.
Work will also start on the eastern side of the street, south of the intersection, to create a bike by-pass around the school crossing and bus stop. The bus stop and crossing will be moved south while this happens.
Work at this intersection gets under way this week. We’ll be upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing and installing a bike by-pass.
As in other areas, the first task will be to excavate the edge of the footpath and road in preparation for laying the new kerbline. Work in this area is expected to be finished before Christmas.
Keep up with all the latest information at the council's dedicated webpage: Island Bay Upgrade
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