We're making it safer and easier for people on foot and on bikes

The upgraded shared path will provide a better connection for people walking and biking between Newlands and Ngauranga. It will also form part of improved connections to and from the central city. We had expected the construction to be complete during May 2019 but the drainage work is a bigger job than we thought. It's now likely to be July/August before the path will reopen. 

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What's changing?


  • In most places, the shared path will be 3m wide.
  • The path will be levelled and graded, with a new gravel surface.
  • 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. 

What to expect during construction


  • The Wakely Road path will be closed to the public from early February between Spenmoor Street/Lyndfield Lane and Centennial Highway.
  • 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.
  • The work may be noisy at times.
  • Work hours will generally be Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm. Some Saturday work is possible.

Contractors will be:


  • Cutting back trees and other vegetation
  • Removing slip debris from the path
  • Installing new drainage culverts
  • Levelling and grading the surface
  • Laying new gravel
  • Installing a new safety fence
  • Installing new signs.

Where work is happening:


  • Diggers, trucks and other machinery will be operating at times so expect some noise.