Mā Ake - Your Way

In December 2023, Council voted to construct infrastructure to improve safety and walking and cycling on South Road / Devon Street West.

What was approved includes:

Early funded works

  • A shared path from Barrett Road to Belair Avenue
  • Raised crossings at Countdown, Spotswood Primary and Belt Road

Other funded works

South Road/Devon St West Option one

  • 9km of protected cycle lanes
  • 11 in-lane bus stops
  • 13 side road intersection treatments

What's happening

NPDC has received funding to deliver both the early funded works and other funded works ($6.6m from Waka Kotahi and $362,600 from NPDC). The government has decided to not release the remainder of the funding ($6.9m) to complete the full corridor.

In January 2024 Waka Kotahi advised that there is a pause on construction of all raised crossings on the State Highway until the Government releases its Government Policy Statement (GPS) on transport.

At this stage the construction of the early funded works and the raised crossing at Spotswood College have been paused until further clarity is gained from the GPS.

Construction updates

  • South Road/Devon St West: Belair Avenue – Stuart Place, construction is due to start in late April 2024 - find out more here.
  • Lorna Street signalisation, construction is due to start in April 2024.

We will be scheduling construction to minimise disruption as much as is reasonably possible. If you have any questions or concerns regarding upcoming works, please email traffic@npdc.govt.nz.