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 has been closed during construction but the work here is almost done. People will soon be able to use this route again but with some temporary restrictions until the end of October. Work to seal the path is likely to happen before the end of 2019 - this would take a few days.

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 Wakely Road path will be closed to the public while the work happens.
  • Construction fences and signs will go up to let people know the path is closed.
  • 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.
  • Work hours will generally be Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Some Saturday work is possible.
  • 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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