A decision has been made on this proposal
Project update August 2019
When we last provided an update in May, we were expecting construction for this project to begin in July 2019.
Since then, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) constraints have resulted in uncertainty around the funding of this project. We are working with NZTA to confirm if and when the funding will be made available for the project.
We were hoping to confirm the funding before providing an update, however this hasn't been possible, and we are conscious you will have been expecting construction to start. We hope this has not caused any inconvenience.
Work will not be starting before 2020. We will be in touch again when we have a confirmed construction timeline.
Please contact Council Project Manager Luke Thomas on (03) 941 5371 or at email@example.com
Project update May 2019
Construction is planned to last four months from July - November 2019. Detailed design is now complete, and we expect to appoint a contractor in June.
At its meeting on 4 October 2018 the Council decided to approve the Papanui-Innes Community Board's recommendation to approve the Main North Road bus priority scheme , with the following two amendments:
Consultation is now closed, and the project team has analysed all responses for a report to the Papanui-Innes Community Board for a recommendation to Council for approval.
197 individuals and groups gave their feedback. You can read their submissions [PDF, 358 KB] and a summary of the key issues and project team response [PDF, 56 KB]
You can also read a more detailed consultation summary [PDF, 26 KB].
Six new street trees will be planted outside Northlands Shopping Centre and some landscaping improvements are to be installed at the Mary Street corner. There will also be a new tree, cycle parking and seating on Winston Avenue at the intersection of Main North Road.
To be able to fit the bus lanes and bus stops in, a reduction in car parking is needed. There is available parking behind the businesses on Main North Road for customers to use, and we will be improving signage to direct drivers to this off-street parking.
Six car park spaces will be removed between Loftus Street and Horner Street to allow for the extended bus stop
To help improve general traffic flow and safety on Main North Road we are proposing the following changes:
Changes to Grassmere Street’s intersection with Main North Road are required and there are two options proposed:
To provide the desirable bus journey time improvements, it is proposed to install a traffic island which will prevent right turns into or out of Grassmere Street but will allow drivers to turn left into and left out of onto Main North Road.
Install new traffic lights on Grassmere Street which will allow drivers to turn right out and left in and out of Grassmere Street. The compromise with this option is that drivers cannot turn right into Grassmere Street from Main North Road, there is not enough road space. They will need to do this from Papanui Road and Main North Road instead.