Puari ki Wairewa: The Little River Link will connect new developments in the south-west into the Central City as well as the business areas at Middleton and Addington.
Once complete the route will connect to the Little River Rail Trail taking riders from Hagley Park through Addington, Wigram, Prebbleton, Lincoln and Motukarara on the way out to Little River.
Isaac Construction is constructing the new cycleway from Moorhouse Avenue through Church Square to Barrington Street. There will be new crossings over Wrights and Lincoln Roads where they intersect the Southern Motorway, as well as improving the cycleway through Marylands Reserve. This section of the route is expected to be finished in mid 2017.
An event to mark the start of construction on the second stage of the NZ Transport Agency's Southern Motorway development was held at the beginning of October. The project, along with the cycleway, is expected to be completed in 2019.