Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street upgrade
A major upgrade of Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street in West Auckland is under way. The $30 million project will provide an improved and safer experience for all users of this busy 2.2km stretch of arterial road between New Windsor and New Lynn. It is expected to take less than two years to complete.
The surfacing on intersections adjoining Wolverton Street went very successfully on Saturday. Thank you to all residents and road users for their cooperation while we worked on these areas.
At this stage Ulster Road is still closed until Wednesday to reconstruct the intersection of Ulster Rd and Wolverton Street. Weather permitting we concrete this tomorrow and asphalt on Wednesday. A signposted detour is in place via Crowther and Busby Streets.
We are preparing for the final surface layer on Wolverton Street and adjoining areas scheduled for later this week – weather permitting. The final layer on this section can only be done in fine weather.
Meanwhile construction activity in other areas of the project continue to progress this week, including Tiverton Road and New Windsor Road. The image to the right shows work beginning on a retaining wall in New Windsor Road.
This month the traffic has been shifted over to make room for our work zone, which includes a 50T crane.This area will be an intense construction zone up until early 2014. Pedestrian access will be maintained however carparking on New Windsor Rd is no longer available.
Please stay alert while driving through this area and try not to get distracted by the construction activity as this is when accidents can occur. We thank you for your patience in advance.
There will be no work on the Tiverton-Wolveerton project during the holiday period 20 December 2013 to 6 January 2014.
Blockhouse Bay Road/Wolverton Street/Tiverton Road Intersection
Road reconstruction is now taking place in the middle of the roundabout.
We expect to have the entire intersection asphalted by the end of November.
Livening of the traffic lights is planned for late December.
The local community has been working with us to get things done. We would like to say how much we appreciate patience and cooperation of all those involved and affected by the work.
The photo below was taken during construction of the Blockhouse Bay Road/Tiverton Road/Wolverton St intersection in mid October 2013,
The upgrade will effectively remove the two-lane bottleneck that currently exists between these areas and strengthen connections between New Lynn, Rosebank Road, Lansford Crescent and the SH20 extension at Mount Roskill.
The busy corridor currently carries an average of 31,400 vehicles a day and the upgrade will provide extra capacity for future increases, which could prove useful for traffic diverted away from construction of the SH20 Waterview connection.
An artist's impression of Wolverton Street and Tiverton Road as they will look when the works are completed.
Years of planning has gone into delivering the best possible upgrade within the confines of the Tiverton-Wolverton corridor. As a strategic arterial route dating back to the 1920s, it presents a number of construction challenges, particularly in relation to the large number of old (and sometimes unmapped or incorrectly mapped) underground utility services and the constraints of a narrow corridor with service lanes built above and below road level.
Summary of Work
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