Dominion Rddemo stalls
Plans to demolish the Dominion Rd flyover to make way for housing have stalled due to Auckland’s light rails plans.
In the 1960’s, dozens of central Auckland homes were demolished to make way for the Dominion Rd flyover.
Albert-Eden Local Board member Graeme Easte said plans to demolish the flyover, that curves over and above the intersection of Dominion Rd and New North Rd, would have provided an economic boost for the city and freed up land for much needed housing.
However, the project has stalled despite preliminary investigations into the demolition showing promise, Easte said.
‘‘Unfortunately, this project has got mixed up with the light rail project,’’ he said.
‘‘What is required initially to get things moving is about $50,000 to build on the earlier investigations and develop a business case, including the cost of demolishing structures.’’
Easte speculated that the demolition would cost less than $10 million.
An Auckland Transport spokesperson said though on hold at the moment, the removal of the Dominion Rd flyover, was still being investigated by Auckland Council.
‘‘Any planning around its removal will be integrated with plans for mass transit in this corridor,’’ the spokesperson said. the existing
The Dominion Rd flyover was completed in 1967.