Project timeline and construction updates

Keep up to date with how the project is going, and understand the process so far. New events will be added as the project progresses.

24 June 2020 Viewing platform panels craned into place

Concrete panels that make up one of the viewing platforms along the seawall are craned into place.

February 2020 Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham to Little Karaka Bay More Less

Work on the section of new walking and biking paths between Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham and Little Karaka Bay is under way. 

January 2020 Second seawall panels craned into place More Less

 Panels for the second section of seawall are craned into place.

26 November 2019: Overnight road closures on bays route More Less

Part of the eastern bays route around Ōmarukaikuru/Pt Jerningham will be closed to traffic overnight for several nights while a crane is used to lift precast concrete panels into place for the new seawalls being built here:

  • from 7pm until 6am
  • on Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and possibly Thursday 28 November
  • on Oriental Parade and Evans Bay Parade, between Carlton Gore Road and Maida Vale Road.
What to expect
  • The number 24 bus will be diverted through Hataitai via Carlton Gore Road and Grafton Road – please check Metlink for details.
  • The bus stop at the bottom of Carlton Gore Road on the seaward side will be closed, and some parking here will be out of action. 
  • People on foot or on bikes can still use the bays route but will have to be escorted through the site as the footpath and cycle lane on the seaward side will be closed.
  • Evans Bay Parade residents will still be able to get to their properties by car from the Maida Vale Road end.
  • Traffic on Oriental Bay will be diverted to Carlton Gore Road and Maida Vale Road. If you don’t have to go this way please consider using another route such as the Mt Victoria Tunnel.
  • The bottom of Carlton Gore Road will also be closed at times for a few minutes while the crane and large trucks are moved in and out of the work site.
  • If there are strong winds, the work will be delayed until Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 December.

23 April 2019 Construction gets under way More Less

The construction of new sections of seawall, improved public spaces, and the first 800m of a new two-way bike path will be under way near Point Jerningham from Tuesday 23 April:

  • Construction contractor Downer will start work on Oriental Parade near the intersection of Carlton Gore Road. They will work around Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham to complete the landscaping and the first 800m of the two-way bike path and new footpath.
  • Contractors will be excavating down to the existing seawall foundations that were built in the 1930s so the new sections of seawall can be completed. The pre-cast concrete panels will be craned into place.
  • New sections of two-way bike path will gradually replace the existing narrow on-road bike lanes.