A quick update for those riding the Northwestern Cycleway between Te Atatu and Point Chev every day – there is a new presentation online here about the upcoming causeway & Te Atatu works.
Some highlights from the presentation and some CAA-NZTA discussions since:
- From Page 14 you can see plans of the route design, including the future underpass at Patiki Road, Page 14 (and image above) which should turn out to be a pretty nice example of how to do it right.
- The new Te Atatu bus interchange is planned on the northern side of the interchange. While that will certainly not impress some of the directly adjacent neighbours there, it has the unintended consequence of making the west-east cycle underpass much less problematic, whose western end could have conflicted with one of the potential locations.
- Works on the causeway are now intended to start middle of this year. Some of the first works you will see from near the cycleway may be access construction near the Whau Bridge. Also expect some construction site accesses near Point Chev. More info to come.
If you have any questions about the causeway project, you can contact Kevin Stevens, project consultation manager, who has already worked together well with CAA to keep us in the loop.