Here's the latest update from Wellington City Council on the work happening along The Parade during the week beginning 9 November:
Now that the two raised pedestrian crossings are complete and the area between the crossings has been resealed, we’ll be putting the first of the speed humps in. This is expected to happen on Monday and Tuesday.
We’ll also be working outside the medical centre and library this week.
Weather permitting, we plan to reseal the section of road between Medway Street and the southern end of the 30km/h zone this Saturday 14 November.
Between now and then, the contractors will be doing the necessary preparations.
This will include some road repair work and then rotomilling on Thursday and Friday. Rotomilling involves grinding and removing the top layer of the road in preparation for the new seal. The contractors will be doing what they can to minimise disruption, but this is noisy, dusty work.
You can see the first of the new cycle by-passes taking shape at the bus stop near Avon Street. The concrete bike path is in, and weather permitting, the footpath on this side will be resealed this week.
Work is also progressing on the other side, outside the church. The new kerbline and foundations for the new bus shelter are in. The contractors plan to pour the concrete bike path this week and may also complete the concrete pad that the new shelter will sit on.
We’re installing a new pedestrian crossing here and altering the bus stop to include a cycle by-pass. Preliminary work happening this week will include saw-cutting on both sides of the road in preparation for kerbline changes.
A new section of kerbline will be laid early this week as we develop a new pedestrian crossing point outside the Mersey Street diary. Just up from this, outside the Empire Cinema, we’ll be saw-cutting and digging up the road in preparation for kerbline changes adjacent to the bus stop.
Thank you 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