Major Cycle Route (MCR) Northern Line Cycleway - railway crossing upgrade


We are continuing work on the Sturrocks Road railway level crossing upgrades to integrate the new sections of the Northern Line cycleway.


The upgrade will create safer approaches across the railway for pedestrians and vehicles travelling along Sturrocks Road and safe and easy access onto the new section of the Northern Line Cycleway, where it intersects with the crossing.


Railway crossing on Sturrocks Road, Redwood.


Monday 8 April to Friday 26 April 2024, 7am to 5:30pm (weather/site condition dependent).


The contractor is Downer NZ. Phone 03 359 0700, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.


What are we doing?

We are constructing a shared path cycleway through the rail corridor between Sturrocks Road and Tuckers Road and between Barnes Road and Main North Road. (The section between these points, through Barnes Reserve, is already complete).

As part of the works to extend the cycleway, we are upgrading the kerb and channel, footpath, landscaping and line marking where the shared path intersects the railway level crossing on Sturrocks Road.

Previous crossing closures have been needed to construct the KiwiRail elements of work, in accordance with KiwiRail's resource programme. This stage will tie in all the footpath and civil works. Any further KiwiRail signalling works to commission the crossings is unlikely to require any further closures.

Railway crossing closure

  • The road will be closed on either side of Sturrocks Road railway crossing, as per the dates and work times given above.
  • Detour routes will be in place, with signage to redirect traffic around the closure. Please allow extra travel time if you will be affected by the closure.

Pedestrian access

  • Pedestrian and cyclist access across the railway lines will be available, under escorted crossing by our workers. Outside of our work times, the crossings will be open to traffic and a safe pedestrian access made available.

 Work/closure on nearby Tuckers Road

  • From 15 April to 2 May, an unrelated project to upgrade a wastewater main will be at Tuckers Road railway crossing. This will involve a road closure, which will mean between 15 to 26 April, there will be closures at both Tuckers Road and Sturrocks Road railway crossings.
  • If you didn’t receive a works notice about this work, carried out by Tru-Line, you can find the information online at: link)

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