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.
Big dig starts
A major excavation has started at the Blockhouse Bay Road end of Tiverton Street which will cause some disruption to residents. Some people may need to park their cars away from their homes.
Tiverton Street reconstruction starts
Major excavation works on Wolverton Street have been delayed for about a week as a result of the recent wet weather.
Reconstruction of Wolverton Street is under way on the Southern side of the road and so far has involved stripping the existing surface in Miranda Street . Miranda Street has been closed.
11 April 2013
Interesting Statistics in Progress Report
Auckland Transport's Tiverton Wolverton contractor Downer has issued a report on progress to date on the project.
This includes some interesting statistics on the many kilometres of watermains, ducting and electricity lines installed so far and what they did with more than three thousand square metres of concrete.
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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