The next big roading project to affect cyclists is about to leave the starting blocks.
We welcome the first report from Kelli Sullivan, the NZTA’s Senior Engagement and Stakeholder Liaison Advisor for the job. Like all the NZTA and Alliance communications staff, she’s great to work with and will help with any cycling queries. ( 21 611 162, email@example.com / W nzta.govt.nz)
Work is due to start on an upgrade of George Bolt Memorial Drive in the New Year.
From the 12th of January, cyclists heading north from the airport will be diverted off SH20A at Montgomerie Road.
Cyclists heading south towards the airport on SH20A will not be affected.
The northbound cycle lane will remain closed until the new cycleway is built as part of the project.
The SH20A to Airport project is part of the NZ Transport Agency’s Accelerated Programme for Auckland.
The project involves constructing a trench under Kirkbride Road for motorway traffic, improving pedestrian and cycling connections across the state highway, providing for bus shoulders, building a fully segregated cycleway along SH20A and integrating with future rail to the airport.
Work will take two years to complete, with a construction cost of $146M.
For further information please call the Freephone project line 0508 6982 742