Wellington City Council have put some new information on their Island Bay Parade Upgrade website about the work that is going on along The Parade:
"Changes will be made to every bus stop in Island Bay during the upgrade, as ramps and cycle bypasses are installed. We will also be making changes where new crossings are installed and at intersections.
These will involve changes to the kerbline. Machinery will be used to dig up the edge of the road and the edge of the footpath, and lay new concrete kerbs.
While the work is happening, barrier fences will be erected outside residential properties around the work sites for safety reasons. In some cases these will block drives, garages and gateways during work hours. Access will be restored after work finishes for the day.
During the day, the contractors are happy to move the fences to provide vehicle access. They will watch for people coming in or out. However, if they are busy and don't notice, please give them a toot or ask - they will be happy to help.
There will be a few hours when the new kerb is being poured, when it won't be possible to provide vehicle access. Affected property owners will be advised before this happens so they can leave vehicles on the street."
You can read the previous update about the work going on in the shopping centre here.
Please remember to support all the businesses along The Parade over this time, particularly the ones who are directly affected by having work happening in front of their shops and/or losing parking. If we can pull together as a community to get through some temporary disruption the end result will be well worth it!
You can read more about the anticipated impact of the cycleway on local businesses here.