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Ōtāhuhu Town Centre Upgrade Works Continue
The $16 million Ōtāhuhu Town Centre Transformation Project is now successfully well past the halfway point. The Contractor, JFC Limited, has almost completed the 0.8 kilometre Station Road portion of the project linking the Town Centre to Ōtāhuhu Rail Station as well as 300 metres of new work along Great South Road northwards from the Station Road intersection.
The Project includes a 2.8 metre wide Shared Path for pedestrians and cyclists, and a series of Rain Gardens for bio-treatment, including an innovative Corten Steel hinged protection cover designed to span the openings for public safety which are likely to be adopted by Council’s Healthy Waters for future Projects. Extensive Planting and a Road Lighting up-grade will complete the Station Road project in July/August 2020.
Works on Great South Road include the removal of the original roundabout and traffic islands which have allowed for the widening of the footpaths on both sides of the road and the creation of a public plaza in front of the Millennium Building with attractive planting and public artwork beneath the tall fan palms which for many years have provided a gateway into Ōtāhuhu.
These works are in the heart of Ōtāhuhu and respond to the need for excellent pedestrian and traffic management to keep businesses open while excavating alongside the congested and frail utility services. The local community continue to be enormously supportive of the work being undertaken by Council and the design and construction teams. Further works on Great South Road through to Criterion Square, are due to be completed in November/December 2020.
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