6 April 2021: Work in Weka Bay getting under wayMore Less
Construction work on the new walking and bike paths will extend around the corner into Weka Bay from this week.
The contractors have some finishing work still to do in Kio Bay so there will be construction activity continuing there too. Weather permitting, the bike path through Kio Bay is expected to be asphalted in mid-April. A new pedestrian crossing will be installed in Kio Bay once the lights, which are on order, arrive. Unfortunately, there are still some Covid-19-related supply chain issues and delays. We hope this work will happen in June but can't confirm that yet.
The work in Weka Bay will extend part way around the bay. As has happened in other areas, the contractors will first mill and remove the existing surfacing along the edge of the road and footpath edge and then lay the new kerbline. They will then lay the new concrete footpath and develop the new seaward side bus stop, which will be slightly south of the existing bus stop.
The parking on the seaward side opposite numbers 140 to 170 Evans Bay Parade will be cordoned off from Friday 9 April so this can happen.
There will be construction fences, diggers, and other heavy vehicles to accommodate – and we need to prioritise people on foot and bikes, and through traffic.
If you have a vehicle parked here, please shift it by Friday. If it still parked here on 9 April, the contractors will need to get it moved to a safer spot. Our Contact Centre staff will be able to tell you where it has been moved to. They are available 24/7 on 04 499 4444 and will just need your registration number.
The parking on the seaward side of the road (opposite numbers 140 to 170 Evans Bay Parade) is being permanently removed to provide more space for people using this busy commuter and recreational route. Separate walking and bike paths and the new bus stop will be developed her
25 January 2021: Work under way in Kio BayMore Less
Work will be happening in February and March 2021 to excavate and lay the next section of the two-way bike path and footpath through Kio Bay.
Traffic is down to one lane in this area during the day (Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm) so work can be safely carried out adjacent to the road. A temporary 30km/h speed limit is in place at all times.
As with other areas where work on this route has been happening, people on bikes either need to share the slower speed traffic lane, or walk bikes through the pedestrian detour.
The new kerb line and concrete buffer adjacent to the road will be laid in February. The new concrete footpath and asphalt bike path will be laid in March.
A new pedestrian crossing is being installed just east of Kio Road as part of the project.
Citybound buses are stopping in the usual spot in Kio Bay, but the eastbound stop has been temporarily located further east near Greta Point.
When it is reinstated, it will look and operate like the one completed last year at Ōmarukaikuru/Pt Jerningham. It will have an area next to the kerb where people can wait and get on and off buses, and red markings on the new bike path to encourage people riding to take extra care.
How ever you are moving through this area, thanks for being patient, and please take extra care.
December 2020: Oriental Bay to Little Karaka Bay completedMore Less
The section between Oriental Bay and Little Karaka Bay is now complete, including the new seawalls and landscaping at Ōmarukaikuru / Point Jerningham.
26 October 2020: Construction under way between Weka Bay and Greta PointMore Less
Work is under way on the new walking and biking paths between Weka Bay and Greta Point. Contractors have moved to this section of the route while the detailed design on the section between Little Karaka Bay and Balaena Bay is completed. They have started at the Greta Point end, slightly north of NIWA near the bike crossover point, and are working back towards Weka Bay. Construction on this section will take about eight months.