Grafton Gully Cycleway rolls on towards completion

Jun 14, 2014
Grafton Gully Cycleway rolls on towards completion

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Diggers have mostly finished digging to be replaced by rollers,  reinforcing and retaining is being placed, concrete poured and construction teams have their backs bent to the task. This is impressive stuff!

Thanks to our colleagues in NZTA and the consultant on the project, AECOM, here’s a little taster of things to come…

I love this view towards the Grafton Gully Bridge. We will be lucky to be able to fully appreciate its beauty and symmetry far better than motorists are able to, as they whizz past at greater speed.  Another benefit of the pace of cycling which allows us to connect so well with the fabric of the city.

GG & bridge in background June 2014

You can almost feel the vibrations and air stirring as the cars whiz by on SH1 at this point. It’ll be noisy, but as a woman I’ll enjoy the passive supervision that comes from being in the action.

 

GG beside SH 1 June 2014

This shows the detail of laying our new pathway on the section after the Symonds St Bridge, where the route is rising towards Upper Queen St.

GG build beside SH1 June 2014

And here’s the home stretch connecting us to Upper Queen St. Can’t wait!

 

GG near UQSt June 2014

We’ll be seeing action soon on AT’s part of the path on Beach Rd as completion date for the two parts of this new cycleway is September. It will be alot easier for us all to keep an eye on the Beach Rd section.

Bring on the day that Beach Rd opens its arms to embrace the flood of cyclists.

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