Manchester Street is being turned into a widened, tree-lined boulevard. It will provide bus priority to improve access into the Bus Interchange and will border the East Frame residential development.

The Project

Manchester Street artists' impression

Manchester Street will be upgraded from Kilmore Street to Lichfield Street.

It will be widened by nine metres to allow for a bus lane going each way as well as general traffic lanes and a widened pavement to be shared by people walking and people on bikes. Two high quality bus stops will be provided to complement the bus lanes.

Trees, landscaping and rain gardens will also be added to the street.


Manchester Street constructionThe work is generally moving from south to north along Manchester Street.

Two way access has been restored between Lichfield Street and Hereford Street but one way access southbound remains north of Hereford Street. 

View the latest work notice [PDF, 644 KB].

The work is being carried out by Downer on behalf of Ōtākaro Ltd. For further information visit the Ōtākaro Ltd website(external link).

Consultation on this project closed in May 2015 and Council approved it for construction in September 2015(external link).