Street revamp starts
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.