Bridge walk­way hopes

Central Leader - - News -

Cam­paign­ers for a cy­cle and walk­way across the har­bour bridge are pin­ning hopes on a new fea­si­bil­ity study.

A multi-agency re­port into pos­si­ble pedes­trian and cy­cle routes across the har­bour is ex­pected by the end of the month.

Get Across cam­paign or­gan­iser Be­van Wood­ward says he’s hope­ful.

“I’ve got a good feel­ing th­ese guys are go­ing to make it hap­pen.”

More than 5000 peo­ple have reg­is­tered their sup­port for a walk­ing and cy­cle route across the Waitem­ata har­bour.

The group are push­ing for the project to be in­cluded as part of bridge strength­en­ing work un­der way now.

A two-and-a-half year pro­gramme to toughen the clip-on lanes be­gan on Au­gust 3.

The $45 mil­lion project in­volves weld­ing and bolt­ing 760 tonnes of steel to the clip-ons.

The New Zealand Trans­port Agency, for­merly Tran­sit, says the work in­cludes pro­vi­sion for a cy­cle and walk­way.

Har­bour bridge north­bound clip-on lanes and the Cur­ran St on-ramp will be closed from 9pm to early morn­ing be­tween Satur­day and Thurs­day.

Reg­is­ter sup­port on www.getacross.org.nz.

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