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 outside the Eastgate Shopping Centre and Norwich Street off Buckleys Road.

When

***DAY WORK: Work will start on 10 May 2021 and is expected to be completed by mid August 2021 (weather dependent). Work will be undertaken between Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm with occasional works on Saturdays 7am to 12pm.
***NIGHT WORK: Night works will occur from 16 May 2021 until 10 June 2021. Work will be undertaken between 7pm - 6am.

Contact

The contractor is Fulton Hogan. Phone 0800 ROAD FH between 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

What you need to know:

  • We are making Norwich Street a cul-de-sac 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.
  • Planting a green space to make a nicer place to wait at the bus stop.
  • Making it safer for local residents entering and exiting their driveways.
  • Removing and replacing  the trees in the median to make space for the changes.
  • Replacing the current bus shelters.

Night work:

The crew need lights to see what they are working on so there will be extra light coming from the site. There will be noise from trucks, machinery and the crew working overnight.

Concrete cutting is one of the most disruptive activities. We aim to carry out concrete cutting, subject to weather, prior to 10pm each night. We know night work is more disruptive for residents and we apologise for this disruption. Later in the project, more night works will follow but we will notify you prior to this work taking place. Night work is required as high traffic volumes use the road during the day.

Impacts on the bus service:

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

Please be on the lookout for changes to the traffic management and follow the signs. Our friendly staff on site can also assist with any queries.

On-street parking will be limited as part of this work but we will reinstate any available parking as soon as possible.

Please follow the link for more information about this work: https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/transport-projects/way-better-bus-hub-on-buckleys/(external link)