Street re­vamp starts

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Work on the next stage of devel­op­ment at Wyn­yard Quar­ter is set to be­gin in early Fe­bru­ary with the re­ju­ve­na­tion of Halsey and Daldy streets.

The now slightly bleak ve­hi­cle thor­ough­fares will be trans­formed into pedes­trian-friendly ar­eas with slower ve­hi­cle-speed lim­its, wider foot­paths, green spa­ces and street fur­ni­ture.

Fol­low­ing this work con­trac­tors will move their fo­cus to the streets be­tween Fan­shawe and Pak­en­ham streets.

The work has been bud­geted at $29 mil­lion.

Waterfront Auck­land chief ex­ec­u­tive John Dalzell says the next stages will im­prove the con­nec­tions from north to south.

‘‘Both Daldy and Halsey streets will be trans­formed pro­gres­sively over the next two years into vi­brant, en­gag­ing spa­ces that will fur­ther draw peo­ple into the area along with a more man­aged and sus­tain­able trans­port strat­egy that pro­motes walking and cy­cling,’’ he says.

Stag­ing the work and meet­ing drainage re­quire­ments will make for a com­plex task.

The work will be done by Hawkins Open Spa­ces, a di­vi­sion of Hawkins In­fra­struc­ture.

The Halsey and Daldy streets stage of the project is ex­pected to be com­pleted by 2014.

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