It’s just a jump to the left: Great North Road at Waterview

Feb 29, 2016
It’s just a jump to the left: Great North Road at Waterview


This coming week, there will be a shift in the road along Great North Road near the intersection with the motorway works, to facilitate some upcoming works.  NB It’s not immediately clear how this move to the left will affect the section where the cycling/walking path intersects with the entrance/exit to the service station – a known dicey spot. We’re counting on you to let us know ASAP if you encounter any issues here, or anywhere along this stretch.

(Words and images below via the Waterview Connection crew.)

There will be significant changes to a section of Great North Road at Waterview next week that will affect all road users – drivers, cyclists and walkers, as work continues towards completing the Waterview Connection project.


From Thursday 3 March, Great North Road and the adjacent footpath / cycleway near the BP Service Station at Waterview will be diverted further west until the end of the year.

The number of Great North Road traffic lanes – two in each direction – will remain and the shared use path on the eastern or service station side of Great North Road will be moved alongside the diverted lanes.

The service station remains open for business but there will be a re-configured exit lane for drivers to safely re-join Great North Road. Preparatory work, including new road markings, for the new layout starts Sunday evening (28 February).  This work will continue for four nights and all the work is weather dependent.

The diversion is so the NZ Transport Agency’s Waterview Connection project can build a trench to remove exhaust fumes from the Waterview tunnels.

The trench will be excavated across Great North Road and take exhaust fumes to a ventilation stack which will be built near the service station.

WaterviewstackPS a useful reminder  – there’s a bridge in it for us.

A construction compound will also be set up nearby at Oakley Esplanade to help with work on the Alford Street Bridge which is one of three bridges which will form part of the Waterview Shared Path, a walking and cycling connection through Mount Albert and Waterview.

From the AT project website: ‘The Alford Street Bridge will be approximately 16m high and 90m long, crossing over Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek near Great North Road. It will be constructed in concrete, with two piles supporting the bridge deck. LED lighting within the handrail will softly illuminate the bridge at night.’

Alford Street Bridge looking south - artist's impression (indicative). Pic via AT.
Alford Street Bridge looking south – artist’s impression (indicative). Pic via AT.

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