Buckleys Road - bus hub by Eastgate Shopping Centre

What

We are improving the passenger waiting facilities and pedestrian crossing to make it safer and easier to catch the bus.

Why

We are improving the passenger waiting amenities for transport users to facilitate passenger growth and enhance opportunities in the eastern suburbs. We are also improving pedestrian safety.

Where

Buckleys Road, Linwood.

When

***DAY WORK: 10 May 2021 to mid-August 2021. Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm (occasionally Saturday, 7am to noon).
***NIGHT WORK: 16 May 2021 to mid-June 2021, 7pm to 6am. (weather/site condition dependent).

Contact

The contractor is Fulton Hogan. Phone 0800 762 334, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm or email cant.info@fultonhogan.com . After business hours, please call us if the matter is urgent. Please advise us if you have specific property and access requirements e.g. vehicle deliveries, medical visits, planned work.

Details 

  • Work area: Buckleys Road (outside the Eastgate Shopping Centre and Norwich Street off Buckleys Road), Linwood.
  • We're making Norwich Street a cul-de-sac and planting a green space to create a nicer space for bus passengers to wait.
  • Adding a safer signalised pedestrian crossing.
  • Creating a safer cycling option behind the bus stop.
  • Making it safer for local residents entering and exiting their driveways.
  • Replacing the current bus shelters, and removing and replacing trees in the median to make space for the changes.

Night work

  • Night work is required as high traffic volumes use the road during the day.
  • There will be some light and noise from trucks, machinery and the crew that we will try to keep to a minimum by carrying out noisier activities prior to 10pm each night where possible.
  • Later in the project, more night works will follow but we will notify residents in advance. 

Impacts on bus services

  • The timetable will still operate as normal.
  • There will be changes to the layout and operation of the existing bus stops.
  • Temporary stops will be well advertised but a small walk may be required and passengers are advised to allow a little extra time for their journey.

Impacts to traffic

  • Please be on the lookout for changes to the traffic management and follow the signs. On-site staff can assist with any queries.
  • On-street parking will be limited during these works but will be reinstated as soon as possible.

For more information about this work: 

https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/transport-projects/way-better-bus-hub-on-buckleys/(external link)