Bus Talk 12: Bus Hub Update

Bus Talk column - 11 October 2018

We are now week 12 into the bus hub construction period. The first section of paved footpath has been completed and progress is providing a good indication of what the finished street scape will look like.

Bench seats have been installed and shelter foundations for three bus stops have now had concrete poured.

St Andrew Intersection Road Closure

During construction, a watermain outside the Police Station was found to be closer to the kerb than expected. The pipe itself is in reasonable condition, but the layout, including a connection across the St Andrew Street intersection, needs to be changed so the pipes can be accessed easily in future. Doing the work now will avoid disruption at the site once the bus hub is completed and in service.

DCC, ORC and Fulton Hogan have been working together to minimise disruption as much as possible. A plan was made to close the intersection at St Andrew and Great King Streets on Sunday 14th October for 3-4 days so work can be completed in one burst rather than a prolonged series of interruptions.

During this 3-4 day period the intersection at St Andrew and Great King Street will be closed off to vehicle traffic.

The blocks leading to the intersection will be open, with traffic management in place. Vehicles will not be able to go through the intersection but drivers will need to turn around before the closure if needed.

Pedestrian access through the intersection will be maintained, albeit minor diversions may be required.

The intersection will be closed from 7pm this Sunday evening, 14th October for three or four days. Crews will be working 24 hours a day to complete the work as quickly as possible.

More information about this closure can be found on the ORC website. www.orc.govt.nz/bushub

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