Wakely Road path improvements

The Wakely Road shared path goes between Spenmoor Street/Lyndfield Lane in Newlands and Centennial Highway in Ngauranga.

We're upgrading the path to make it safer and easier for people walking and biking. This will provide better connections from the north to the central city and, in the future, with the region's wider cycle network. 

The path is now in use although people should take extra care while there is still loose chip on the surface. We will be sweeping the path in February to give time for the smaller chip to bed down into the base. Contractors will also be completing the last of the drainage work during January. 

Wakely Road

Councillors approved the project in September 2017 following community engagement.

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  • In most places, the shared path will be 3m wide.
  • The path will be levelled and graded before being sealed with fine chipseal suitable for bikes.
  • A new 1.4m-high safety fence will be installed on the downhill side.
  • There will be signs at blind corners encouraging people to keep left, keep bike speeds down, and take extra care.
  • On Centennial Highway, the footpath between Wakely Road and Glover Street will become a shared path for people walking and people biking uphill.
  • People biking down from Wakely Road towards Glover Street will continue to use the existing downhill bike path. 
  • The path will be swept in February to allow time for the loose chip to bed down into the base cover.
  • During January, contractors will be doing the last of the work on the drainage and rip rap channel.
  • The path is being sealed on Friday 13 and Monday 16 December with a fine chip seal. There’s always a bit of loose chip left behind and this will be swept away over the next week or so as the chip beds into the new surface. 
  • The hours of work for sealing will be 7am to 4pm.
  • Walkers and uphill bikers can use the path any time but need to follow directions from the contractors during working hours – 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday – as trucks and machinery will be operating.
  • People biking downhill can use the path before 9am and after 4pm, Monday to Friday, and at any time during weekends.
  • People will have access in and out of their properties/driveways at all times.
  • Traffic management will be in place if required.
  • If parking on Wakely Road, Spenmoor Street or Lyndfield Lane is affected at times, and contractors need a section to be free of cars, they will provide 48 hours' notice.
  • Diggers, trucks and other machinery will be operating at times so expect some noise.
  • Cutting back trees and other vegetation
  • Removing slip debris from the path
  • Installing new drainage culverts
  • Installing a new safety fence
  • Levelling and grading the surface
  • Sealing the path with fine chipseal
  • Installing new signs


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